The three voyages of Vasco da Gama and his viceroyalty : from the Lendas da India of Gaspar Correa. Accompanied by original documents
Lendas da India

Author: Corrêa, Gaspar, active 16th century
Stanley, Henry Edward John Stanley, Baron, 1827-1903 (editor)
Responsibility: translated from the Portuguese, with notes and an introduction by Henry E.J. Stanley
Corporate Author: Hakluyt Society
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the Hakluyt Society
Date Published: 1869
Series: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; 42
Description: lxxx, 430 p., xxxv, [2] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rg 954 a 1869
Online Resource: Open web link
Subject: Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524--Travel--India
Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524--Travel--India--Calicut
Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800
Discoveries in geography--Portuguese--Early works to 1800
Explorers, Portuguese--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers--India--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers--Indian Ocean--Biography--Early works to 1800
India--Discovery and exploration--Portuguese--Early works to 1800
Calicut (India)--Discovery and exploration--Portuguese--Early works to 1800
East Indies--Discovery and exploration--Portuguese--Early works to 1800
India--History--Sources
Contents: Introduction -- Chronology of Gama's First Voyage to India -- To the Reader -- The first voyage of Vasco da Gama -- The second voyage of Vasco da Gama -- The third voyage of Vasco da Gama and his viceroyalty -- Appendix: Portuguese documents
Biography: Gaspar Corrêa's account of Vasco da Gama's voyages to India in his "Lendas da India" existed only in manuscript form until about 1860. In his introduction to this first English edition of the part dealing with Vasco da Gama, Henry E.J. Stanley writes: "Correa's work ... enters into much more detail than the other chroniclers, frequently differs from them, and has not been made use of by the great majority of the historians who wrote subsequently to him." Corrêa went to India when he was very young, "sixteen years after India was discovered - that would be in 1514." It is not known exactly when he wrote his history but it was certainly from 1561 to some time before 1583. While serving as secretary to Alfonso d'Albuquerque, then Viceroy of Portuguese India, he came across a diary written by a priest who accompanied Vasco Da Gama, which inspired him to write the book. His full narrative covered 53 years of the Portuguese exploits in India, up to the government of Jorge Cabral.
Notes: Translated from the Portuguese, with notes and an introduction. The additional documents, mainly letters and reports to the king of Portugal, are in Portuguese. The supplementary material consists of the 1869 annual report. Includes index.
Cited: York Gate Library, 2155