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Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections

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Kinberg, Nicholas Michael Chakmakian AP World History 5 August 2015 Chapter 22 Outline Transoceanic Encounters/Global Connections 7/8/1497, Portuguese mariner Vasco da Gama led 4merchant vessels with 170 out Lisbon Destination was India, planned to reach by sailing to Africa thru Indian Ocean Carried letters from king of Portugal, gold, pearls, wool textiles, bronzeware, iron tools to trade for pepper/spices Sailed south from Portugal to Cape Verde Islands off west coast of Africa, took supplies 8/3/1497, went southeast into Atlantic to take advantage of winds 95 days, sailed thru 6k nautical mi.; 10/1497, found south west winds in south Atlantic, rounded Cape of Good Hope, enteredIndian Ocean

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