Vasco da Gama's first voyage to India, 1498

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Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama at Malindi, on the coast of East Africa, during his first voyage to India, 1498. During his voyage to India, Vasco da Gama landed at Malindi, on the coast of what became Kenya. Here, early in 1498, he managed to obtain a pilot to guide his fleet across the sea to his goal – the trading port of Calicut in south-west India. Original artwork for illustration on p12 of Look and Learn issue no 844 (18 March 1978).

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