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"San Gabriel"

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Portugese; exploration
Classification: ship portraits

Three-quarters stern view of a three-masted vessel flying a flag with a cross on a white ground, on a choppy sea. On the two crow's nests of the ship are emblazoned crosses. This ship, San Gabriel or Sao Gabriel, was Vasco de Gama's flagship on his first voyage from Portugal to India in 1498.