Vasco da Gama Arriving at Calicut, India

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Roque Gameiro
published on 30 May 2021

A c. 1900 painting by Alfredo Roque Gameiro showing the arrival of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (c. 1469-1525) at Calicut in India. He was the first European to sail directly from Europe to India via the Cape of Good Hope, a voyage taken in 1497-9. (National Library of Portugal, Lisbon)

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Gameiro, R. (2021, May 30). Vasco da Gama Arriving at Calicut, India. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14136/vasco-da-gama-arriving-at-calicut-india/

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Gameiro, Roque. "Vasco da Gama Arriving at Calicut, India." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 30, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14136/vasco-da-gama-arriving-at-calicut-india/.

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Gameiro, Roque. "Vasco da Gama Arriving at Calicut, India." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 May 2021. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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