December 15, 2019
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Timeline Vasco Da Gama 1234567890
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Vasco Da Gama departs from Restello
vasco da gama discovered a small river
vasco da gama entered the bay sam bras
vasco da gama discovered a low coast thickly wooded with tall trees
vasco da gama discovered seventy leagues of coast
they set sail and anchored one league out at sea
they entered the port
they left these islets of S.Jorge
they came to some islands close to te mainland
they cast anchor off Mombaça, but did not enter the port.
they sighted other islands five leagues off the shore.
the King of Mombaça sent the captain-major a sheep and large quantities of oranges, lemons and sugar-cane, together with a ring, as a pledge of safety, letting him know that in case of his entering the port he would be supplied with all he stood in need of.
they approached nearer to the town.
the king’s zavra brought on board one of his confidential servants, and as two days had passed without any visitors, the captain-major had this man seized, and sent word to the king that he required the pilots whom he had promised. The king, when he received this message, sent a Christian pilot,132 and the captain-major allowed the gentleman, whom he had retained in his vessel, to go away.
they left Malindi on Tuesday, the 24th of April for a city called Qualecut [Calecut], with the pilot whom the king had given us.
they once more saw the North Star, which they had not seen for a long time.
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