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Vasco da Gama

(Sines 1460 or '9 - Cochim, India 1524)
Portuguese explorer, commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India
(Wikipedia)
Coert Steynberg
1970

Évora /  Vasco da Gama   Évora /  Vasco da Gama

Description

Bronze statue of Vasco da Gama with an anchor and a staff with an armillary sphere.

Inscription(s)

este monumento foi
oferecido a portugal
pela provincia do na-
tal, africa do sul, pa-
ra comemorar o 500o
aniversario do nasci-
mento de vasco da gama,
que descobriu aquela
provincia no dia de na-
tal de 1497
hierdie monument is
deur die provinsie van
natal, suid-afrika, ann
portugal geskenk ter
gedagtenis aan die
500-jarige herdenking
van die geboorte van
vasco da gama wat na-
tal op kersdag 1497,
ontdek het

(coat-of-arms of Natal)

este monumento foi
descerraco em 21 de no
vembro de 1970 pelo
administrador do na-
tal, excelentissimo se-
nhor j.a. gerderner.

this monument was pre-
sented to portugal by
the people of natal
south africa, to comme
morate the 500th anni-
versary of vasco da
gama who discovered
natal on chrismas [!] day
1497

Signature

Coert Steynberg SA 1970

Évora - Vasco da Gama

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 38°34'4" W 7°54'30"

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