Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer

Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer

H407/0311 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 36.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Vasco da Gama (1460-1524), Portuguese explorer. Illustration of Vasco da Gama with the Royal Cross around his neck and a knight's helmet under his hand. Da Gama was sent in 1497 by Prince Manuel of Portugal to find a trade route to India. He succeeded in sailing the length of Africa and rounding the Cape of Good Hope 4 months after setting off. In spring 1498 he arrived in India, and in doing so found a trade route which helped make Portugal a world power and which opened up the Indian subcontinent to European commerce. Taken from A Book Of Discovery by M.B. Synge, 1912.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1500s, 1510, 16th century, 40s, 50, 50s, artwork, caucasian, exploration, explorer, fifties, forties, historical, history, human, illustration, knight's helmet, male, man, mariner, navigator, portugal, portuguese, royal cross, sailor, vasco da gama

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.