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By E. G. Ravenstein (editor)

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by means of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Vasco da Gama (c. 1460-1524) was once a Portuguese explorer who commanded the 1st eu day trip to sail on to India. This voyage and his mixture of strength and international relations whereas in India was once quintessential to Portugal's luck as a colonising energy within the early 16th century. Translated and edited by means of E. G. Ravenstein, this quantity comprises an nameless magazine that is the final surviving first-hand account of Vasco da Gama's old voyage. modern diplomatic studies about the voyage also are integrated during this publication.

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Compare Stanley's Vasco da Gama, p. 48. 3 The actual dimensions of False Bay are about 5 by 5 leagues. The bay is called " Golfo Ant? delle Serre" on the map of Henricus Martellus Germanus, 1489, which illustrates the voyage of B. Dias (Add. MS. 15760, Brit. ). 4 This is without the shadow of a doubt Mossel Bay (see plan on map II). It is also most probably the Bahia de los Vaqueiros of B. Dias, who certainly was here [see below]. Barros refers to it as 2 IO IN THE BAY OF S. BRAZ. 1 On Friday [December ij, whilst still in the bay of Sam Bras, about ninety men resembling those we had met at St.

14 IN ALGOA BAY. ~\ Having taken on board all we stood in need of we took our departure, but as the wind failed us we anchored the same day, having proceeded only two leagues. On Friday morning, the day of the Immaculate Concepcion [December 8], we again set sail. On Tuesday [December 12], the eve of Santa Lucia, we encountered a great storm, and ran before a stern-wind with the foresail much lowered. On that day we lost sight of Nicolau Coelho, but at sunset we saw him from the top four or five leagues astern, and it seemed as if he saw us too.

In length and 15 ft. high. II Usually called Sotilicaires by Portuguese writers. —KOPKE (abridged). 3 The word used by the author is " padrao", that is, a stone pillar bearing the arms of Portugal and an inscription, such as King John first ordered to be set up by his explorers. None of the " pillars" set up by Vasco da Gama has been recovered, for the "pillar" near Malindi is clearly of later date (see p. 90). 14 IN ALGOA BAY. ~\ Having taken on board all we stood in need of we took our departure, but as the wind failed us we anchored the same day, having proceeded only two leagues.

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