It was extended of the coast bathed for the Atlantic Ocean until the imaginary line established by the Treated one to Tordesilhas in 1494. However, the limits of this treating had started to be disrespected in century XVII, with the action of adventurers, hunters of indians, missionaries and explorers of the products of the Amazonian forest Between 1500 and 1530, the only interest of the Portuguese crown in Brazilian lands was the wood Brazil. In the two first decades, no measure was taken to initiate the occupation of its lands or to organize the administration of the territory. People such as Presidential candidate would likely agree. Photo of landing of Cabral in Safe Port, the Bahia in 1500. Click kitchens to learn more. The Wood Brazil was very valued in the European commerce, why of le if it extracted a red ink used to dye hemp, silk and cotton.
Its wood also was used in the manufacture of furniture and boats. The work to knock down and to carry the trees was made for the indians in exchange for mirrors, hats, weaveeed, combs wares and objects of iron, such as: axes, scythes, shears, knives, hooks and hoes. It was the trade, a relation of exchange of work for product, a form of exploration of the hand of aboriginal workmanship, since these objects had little commercial value. The exploration of the Wood Brazil soon after the arrival of the Portuguese started to be predatory. The Portuguese government had the monopoly on the exploration of the Wood Brazil and leased the right to extract it and to vender it in the Europe to the interested traders. A trader who vendia the product was Fernando De Noronha, that gave name to the Brazilian Archipelago. Still at the beginning of century XVI, the Portuguese metropolis started to have the concern to move away foreign smugglers, mainly French who extracted wood in the coast of Brazil, without authorization of the king of Portugal.