His accomplishments in strategic warfare, exploration, mathematics and astronomy were of an exceptional level. In the year of , having graduated with honors, he was awarded a study fellowship from the monarch himself. Later on, in he explored the west coast of Africa. His expedition fell ill with fever and lost their ship.
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There are some translations available. If you also have travelled by Africa, the Atlantic and Indic coast, them this very first Pilot book hand written years ago by Duarte Pacheco Pereira and reprinted in , will be a good reference to have. A predecessor of the actual Pilot Books issued by Hydrographic Offices nowadays. Go to Amazon.
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It was dedicated to King Manuel I of Portugal , the work was divided into five parts with a total of fifty nine chapters and around two hundred pages, in As describerd in the author's own words, written in a work with "cosmography and seafare". The title name is in Portuguese Latin, it was written in Portuguese and featured geographical coordinates with latitude and longitude and all the known parts at the time. According to a recent study by the Portuguese historian Jorge Couto of the University of Lisbon , the work was lost for four centuries, it was divided into the nature of its informations.
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