Starbucks Portugal Icon Mug with Cross on Sail

ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS PORTUGAL WITH CROSS ON SAIL ICON MUG VERSION 2

Starbucks Portugal with Cross on Sail Icon Mug version 2 or commonly called Portugal Carrack with Cross on Sail has a front design that features a carrack with a cross on its sail.

A carrack was a three- or four-masted (mast) sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese for use in the Atlantic Ocean and became widely used by Europe’s maritime powers

It had a high rounded stern with large aftcastle, forecastle and bowsprit at the stem.

It was first used by the Portuguese, and later by the Spanish, to explore and map the world

It was usually square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and lateen-rigged on the mizzenmast.Carracks were ocean-going ships – large enough to be stable in heavy seas, and roomy enough to carry provisions for long voyages. They were the ships in which the Portuguese and the Spanish explored the world in the 15th and 16th centuries. In Portuguese this type was called a nau, while in Spanish it is called a carraca or nao. In French it was called a caraque or nef. As the forerunner of the great ships of the age of sail, the carrack was one of the most influential ship designs in history; while ships became more specialized, the basic design remained unchanged throughout the Age of Sail.

Starbucks Portugal Icon Mug with Cross on Sail Starbucks Portugal Version 2 back design

Starbucks Portugal Icon Mug with Cross on Sail ABOUT PORTUGAL

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the

Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira

which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale.The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. After a period of Roman rule followed by Visigothic and Suebian domination, in the 8th century most of the Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Moorish invaders. During the Catholic Church oriented Reconquista, Portugal established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia in 1139. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery,

Portugal expanded western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world’s major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain

Portugal is considered a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards, listed with the nineteenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world as of 2005. It’s one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Eurozone, OECD, NATO, WTO, Schengen Area, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. On 31 May 2010,

Portugal became the sixth country in Europe and the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage on the national level

The law came into force on 5 June 2010.

 

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