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A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499

Edited By

E.G. Ravenstein

ISBN 9781409413660
Published July 28, 2010 by Hakluyt Society
302 Pages

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Book Description

Translated and Edited, with Notes, an Introduction and Appendices. Includes also letters of King Manuel and Girolamo Sernigi, 1499, and early seventeenth-century Portuguese accounts of da Gama's first voyage. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1898. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the following maps which appeared in the first edition: 'Natal to Malinde', 'The West Coast of India', 'Africa, from the Cantino Chart', 'Africa and India, from Canerio's Chart', and 'The Indian Ocean, according to the "Mohit"'.

Table of Contents

Introduction, On the importance of  Vasco da Gama's voyage, his Life, A parallel between Vasco de Gama and Columbus, authrories on Vasco da Gama's voyage, te M.S. of the Roeiro, its author. A Journal pf the Voyage of Vasco Da Gama in 1497-99- the voyage out, Calecut, The voyage home, The Kingdoms of South of Calecut, About Elephants, Prices at Alexandria, A vocabulary of Malayalam.

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