Journal of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama to India, 1497-1499

Documentary heritage submitted by Portugal and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

Although the Journal of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama to India from 1497 to1499 is an anonymous work, it provides testimony of the pioneer sea voyage to India, one of the defining moments that changed the course of history. This manuscript is the only known contemporary copy of the report of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama to India, whose journey apart from being one of the greatest pieces of European seamanship of that time, acted as a catalyst for a series of events that would change the world.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Year of inscription: 2013
  • Country: Portugal
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