An anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999). Red - actual possessions; Pink - explorations, areas of influence and trade and claims of sovereignty; Blue - main sea explorations, routes and areas of inluence.
Dark Green: Colonized area in its maximum extension ca 1650. Light green: Theoretical extension at the moment of its creation in 1542. Dark Brown: The Viceroyalty in 1816. Light Brown: De jure extension in 1816.