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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in English



  • Portugal,
  • India


  • Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524,
  • Discoveries in geography -- Portuguese -- Juvenile literature,
  • Portuguese -- India -- Juvenile literature,
  • Explorers,
  • Portugal -- History -- Period of discoveries, 1385-1580 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Portugal -- History -- Period of discoveries, 1385-1580

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About the Edition

Discusses the travels of Vasco da Gama and other Portugese explorers who helped establish an extensive empire for their country.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-105) and index.

StatementRebecca Stefoff ; introductory essay by Michael Collins.
SeriesWorld explorers
LC ClassificationsG282 .S75 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1712214M
ISBN 100791013030, 0791015262
LC Control Number92014272

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  We all know that Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama is one of the well-known daring explorers from the Discovery Ages; the first European to reach the shores of SW India. His discovery of the first direct sea route to India, the fabled land of spices, gemstones and textiles was as significant as that of the discovery of the Americas by the.   Vasco DA Gama and the Portuguese Explorers. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Description. Details the achievements of the Portuguese explorers, including such notables as Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gamma, /5(7). Münster’s map on the right reflects the discoveries of Portuguese explorers, Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama. More about Münster’s book, Cosmographia. Bartolomeu Dias. In , Bartolomeu Dias sailed around the southern tip of Africa (the Cape of Good Hope). His voyage showed that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans flowed into each other. Vasco da Gama () was a Portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the East. Da Gama was born to a noble family in Sines, .