Anthroponyms seta VASQUES, Gil

In 1444, he left with Lançarote to the coast of Arguin. Lançarote asked him to go to the island of Naar, together with Martins Vicente, taking some small barks and men to seize a native, so that they could decide if it would be possible do disembark. Upon their arrival to the island they found a large number of natives totally unaware. For that reason they decided not to wait for the rest of the fleet and captured 225 natives.

Bibliography:
ZURARA, Gomes Eanes de, Crónica dos feitos notáveis que se passaram na conquista de Guiné por mandado do infante D. Henrique, 2 vols., Lisboa, Academia Portuguesa de História, 1973-1981.

Author: Teresa Lacerda
Translated by: Dominique Faria


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