A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco Da Gama 1497-1499

A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco Da Gama 1497-1499

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"[...]affirms them to be so. The only other person mentioned by Castanheda as having been connected with the expedition is Alvaro Velho, a soldier, who, according to Prof. Kopke, may “fairly be looked upon as the author of this Journal.” He admits, however, that this conclusion is acceptable only on the assumption that Castanheda knew the author: a purely gratuitous assumption, in our opinion. Castanheda only mentions six out of the thirteen who were present at Vasco da Gama’s audience of the Zamorin. Correa mentions two others—João de Setubal and João Palha. Five remain thus to be accounted for; and, although these may have included servants and trumpeters, not likely to have troubled about keeping a journal, our author may have been among them. It will thus be seen[...]".
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507509359
  • 9781507509357