A Portuguese fort in Madagascar: the fort near Tolanaro

Map of the community at Tranovato (Ilha de Santa Cruz) (1656), Madagascar. Author Flacourt. Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. The big island of Madagascar was discovered in 1500 by a Portuguese fleet under the command of Diogo Dias, which was part of a fleet of 13 ships commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral. The Portuguese called the new discovered island Ilha de São Lourenço. The island was visited several times ...

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