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João Gonçalves Zarco

c. 1390 - Funchal 1471
Portuguese explorer who established settlements and recognition of the Madeira Islands, and was appointed first captain of Funchal by Henry the Navigator
(Wikipedia)
Francisco Franco
Augusto d` Abreu (Lisboa)
1934

Funchal /  João Gonçalves Zarco   Funchal /  João Gonçalves Zarco

Description

Bronze statue on a high pedestal with four allegoric figures relating to the Discoveries:
  1. Povoamento / Settlement, a farmer with a plow.
  2. Conquista / Conquer, a knight in armour.
  3. Evangelização / Evangelisation, a monk with the bible.
  4. Sabedoria / Wisdom, a scholar with an astrolabe and a map.

Funchal - Joćo Gonçalves Zarco
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Funchal - Joćo Gonçalves Zarco
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Funchal - Joćo Gonçalves Zarco
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Funchal - Joćo Gonçalves Zarco
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Inscription(s)

A
JOÃO GONÇALVES
ZARCO

Signature

Francisco Franco
cera perdida | Auto ABREU | lisboa

Annotation

The base is designed by architect Cristino da Silva.

There are three statues of Zarco in Funchal:

  1. Freguesia da Sé, statue by Francisco Franco, 1934.
  2. Freguesia de São Martinho, statue by Augusto Cid, 2004.
  3. Freguesia do Monte, half figure by by Francisco Franco, 1914 (this is on the grounds of the restaurant at Terreiro da Luta, which was closed when we visited Madeira).

Funchal - Joćo Gonēalves Zarco

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Abreu (Lisboa), Augusto d`
  • Explorer
  • Farmer
  • Franco, Francisco
  • Knight
  • Monk
  • Plow
  • Scholar / scientist
  • Statue
  • Zarco, João Gonçalves
  • Locatie (N 32°38'52" - W 16°54'35")

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