Azulejos (tiles) in the courtyard of the Church of the Ordem Terceira de Sdo Francisco with a view of the port of Lisbon before the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. Portugal, distracted by its profitable trading activities in India, was not greatly interested in the new continent that was discovered, until the French challenged its hegemony in the exploitation of pau-brasil (brazilwood). This native red wood was abundant along the Brazilian coast and was the source of, a red dye in demand in textile manufacture.Azulejos no quintal da Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco com uma vista do porto de Lisboa antes da cidade ter sido destruída por um terremoto, em 1755. Portugal, preocupado com sua proveitosa atividade comercial com as Indias, não estava muito interessado com o novo continente recém descoberto, até que os franceses desafiaram sua hegemonia da exploração de Pau-Brasil. Esta madeira nativa, de cor vermelha, era abundante ao longo da costa brasileira e era a fonte de uma tintura vermelha em demanda na manufatura têxtil.
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