Farthest West


Farthest West

Le terme anglosaxon Farthest West, parfois traduit par « Ouest le plus loin », « Ouest le plus lointain » ou « Point le plus à l'Ouest », décrit la longitude la plus à l'ouest atteinte par l'homme sur une zone géographique particulière ou par défaut sur la Terre.

Basée sur la géographie de l'Europe, ce terme concernait essentiellement la conquête du Nouveau monde et celle de l'océan Pacifique jusqu'à l'Asie. Cependant, la circumnavigation de la Terre a rendu le terme obsolète.

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