By E. G. Ravenstein (editor)
The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, includes a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Vasco da Gama (c. 1460-1524) used to be a Portuguese explorer who commanded the 1st eu day trip to sail on to India. This voyage and his mix of strength and international relations whereas in India was once vital to Portugal's good fortune as a colonising strength within the early 16th century. Translated and edited by means of E. G. Ravenstein, this quantity comprises an nameless magazine that's the final surviving first-hand account of Vasco da Gama's historical voyage. modern diplomatic reviews in regards to the voyage also are incorporated during this booklet.
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The name of one of these is supplied by Castanheda and Barros. We thus learn from Barros that Fernao Martins was the sailor mentioned by the author (p. 23) as being able to speak the language of the Moors ; and from Castanheda (1, p. 5 1) that he was one of the two men sent with a message to the King of Calecut (p. 50). The convict who was sent to Calecut on May 21st (p. 48) was Joao Nunez, according to Correa. The author states (p. 64, line 18, and p. 65, last line) that the captain-major sent three men along 1 For a conclusive proof of this see p.
The real " River of Gold" is the Senegal or the Upper Niger. 2 Castanheda attributes the separation of the vessels to the fog and a storm. 3 At the southern extremity of Ilha do Sal, in lat. , is the Porto de Santa Maria. 4 S. Jorge da Mina, the famous fort built on the Gold Coast in 1482, by Diogo d'Azambuja, one of whose captains had been the very Bartholomew Dias who five years afterwards doubled the Cape, and who now returned to the Mine, having been made its captain, in recognition of his great services.
TERRA DA BOA GENTE. I? of negroes, both men and women. They were tall people, and a chief (" Senhor") was among them. The captainmajor ordered Martin Affonso, who had been a long time in Manicongo, and another man, to land. They were received hospitably. The captain-major in consequence sent the chief a jacket, a pair of red pantaloons, a Moorish cap and a bracelet. The chief said that we were welcome to anything in his country of which we stood in need : at least this is how Martin Affonso understood him.
A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497–1499 by E. G. Ravenstein (editor)