It was found there by Vasco da Gama in 1496, and there is a perfectly authentic history of it from that time down to the present.
It was twenty years since Vasco da Gama had commanded a ship.
Scribe's libretto has been criticized, and not unjustly, on account of the vacillating character which he gives Vasco da Gama.
The discoveries of Columbus and Vasco da Gama helped the port also.
Portugal also has cele 18brated, in an elaborate issue of stamps, the voyage of Vasco da Gama to India.
Vasco da Gama had a powerful armament, could obtain pilots, and knew where he was going.
Vasco da Gama certainly did not undervalue the services he had rendered to the King.
Vasco da Gama had on this information burnt various ships belonging to Timoja.
Vasco da Gama, in order to sustain the honour of the King of Portugal, presented numerous valuable articles in return.
As he was about to depart, Vasco da Gama received information that the King had gone into the country, where he would receive him.