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A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century
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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The manuscript translated in this 1866 volume is a Spanish version of a document originally written in Portuguese about 1514. The author, Duarte Barbosa, spent sixteen years exploring the Indian Ocean.
Duarte Barbosa (c. 1480, Lisbon, Portugal