“D. Vasco de Gama,” Histoire de la Conquete de La Floride: ou Relation de Ce Qui S’est Passé Dans La D’ecouverte de Païs Par Ferdinand de Soto; Composee en Espagnol Par L’Inca Garcillasso de la Vega & Traduite en François Par Sr. Pierre Richelet, 1735, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, E123.C5 rare.
Vasco da Gama
1460 CE - 1524 CE
- Primary Goal:
He wanted to find a sea route to Asia by sailing around Africa. He also wanted spices and other goods from Asia.
He found a direct sea route from Europe to Asia, and was the first European to sail to India by going around Africa.