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Vasco da Gama's departure to India, in 1497.

Columbus ontdekt in 1492 Amerika, hij dacht dat het Indië was

16 December 1497, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the first European to sail the Indian Ocean.  Depicted below is a rather fanciful imagination (1880) by Ernesto Casanova of Vasco da Gama’s ships at sea with the antique gods watching from above, an illustration of the Portuguese national epic “Os Lusíadas” by Luís de Camões, written in honour of the great sailor, explorer, pirate and colonialist.   #history   #europeanhistory   #ageofexploration   #ageofsail

16 December Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the…

Dutch New York

Dutch New York

Vasco de Gama's Introduction to the Zamorin

Introduction How could Western Europe get to the riches of India and the Orient?

Resultado de imagem para gravuras dos descobrimentos portugueses

Resultado de imagem para gravuras dos descobrimentos portugueses

Nao Santa María y carabelas Pinta y Niña 1492

Nao Santa María y carabelas Pinta y Niña 1492

Depiction of the 1st Portuguese India Armada (1497 fleet led by Vasco da Gama) from the Livro das Armadas (Academia de Ciencias de Lisboa) ~ ca1568

Depiction of the Portuguese India Armada fleet led by Vasco da Gama) from the Livro das Armadas (Academia de Ciencias de Lisboa) ~

Walter Baker, L'arrivée de Jacques Cartier à Stadaconé, 1535. BAC.‎

Walter Baker, L'arrivée de Jacques Cartier à Stadaconé, 1535. BAC.‎

De Spanjaarden namen ziektekiemen ,ee waar de indianen niet tegen bestand waren.

De Spanjaarden namen ziektekiemen ,ee waar de indianen niet tegen bestand waren.

A take on the climax of the Battle of St Vincent by an unknown 19th century artist, showing the two Miguelists' ships of the line "Nau Rainha" and "Dom João" in the centre and on the far right, towering over Napier's frigates

A take on the climax of the Battle of St Vincent by an unknown century artist, showing the two Miguelists' ships of the line "Nau Rainha" and "Dom João" in the centre and on the far right, towering over Napier's frigates

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