E. G. Ravenstein (editor)'s A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497–1499 PDF

By E. G. Ravenstein (editor)

ISBN-10: 0511708483

ISBN-13: 9780511708480

ISBN-10: 1108012965

ISBN-13: 9781108012966

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 the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by means of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and overlaying voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa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 excursion to sail on to India. This voyage and his blend of strength and international relations whereas in India was once indispensable to Portugal's luck as a colonising strength within the early 16th century. Translated and edited via E. G. Ravenstein, this quantity includes an nameless magazine that is the final surviving first-hand account of Vasco da Gama's historical voyage. modern diplomatic studies in regards to the voyage also are incorporated during this publication.

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On Thursday, January n t h [1498]3 we discovered a small river and anchored near the coast. On the following day we went close in shore in our boats, and saw a crowd 1 On Canerio's map there is a Ponta da Pescaria, to the north of Port Natal. a Equivalent to three-fourths of a pint. 3 The MS. says January 10th, but Thursday was the nth. 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.

3 Castanheda, in his first edition (1551), adopted this statement, but subsequently suppressed it. D. — 2 KOPKE. The use of such a sheath is universal among the Bantu tribes of Southern Africa, but seems now to be more honoured in the breach than the observance among the Hottentots, here spoken of. John of Empoli, who went to India with Afonso de Albuquerque {Ramusio, i), observed such a sheath made of leather with the hair on, among the Hottentots of the Bay of S. Bias. Leguat (Hakluyt Society's edition, 189T, p.

3 The distance by sea is over 90 leagues, that by land 64. " By sea" is probably a slip of the pen. HOTTENTOT VISITORS. II tains then landed, being attended by armed men, some of whom carried cross-bows. He then made the negroes understand, by signs, that they were to disperse, and to approach him only singly or in couples. To those who approached he gave small bells and red caps, in return for which they presented him with ivory bracelets, such as they wore on their arms, for it appears that elephants are plentiful in this country.

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