Vasco de Gama's route

Vasco de Gama's route

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Caption: Vasco de Gama's route. Artwork based on the map created by Vasco de Gama (c1460 - 1524) during his successful pioneering expedition from Europe to India around the southern tip of Africa. Vasco de Gama was a Portuguese explorer and cartographer. His fleet of four ships left Lisbon (upper left) in July 1497 and arrived in Calicut (upper right) in May 1498.

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