Diogo de Silves

Diogo de Silves

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Diogo de Silves, (15th century) is the presumed name of an obscure Portuguese explorer of the Atlantic who allegedly discovered of the Azores islands in 1427. He is only known from a reference on a chart drawn by the Catalan cartographer, Gabriel de Vallseca of Mallorca, dated 1439. The map, marred by an inkwell accident in 1869, has a note by the Azores archipelago, presumably written by Vallseca, stating Aquestes isles foram trobades p diego de pelot del rey de portugal an lany MCCCCXX. The surname and part of the date are smudged. The earliest reading we have of this portion of the map is by a Majorcan named Pasqual in 1789 (before the ink accident) who jotted the surname down as Guullen.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135958593
  • 9786135958591