Nueva, after returning thanks to God for deliverance from his enemies, took his leave of the rajah of Cananor, and departed for Portugal, where he arrived in safety with all his ships.
After the departure of Nueva from Cananor, one of his men named Gonsalo Pixoto, who had been made prisoner and carried to Calicut, came to Cananor with a message from the zamorin to Nueva, making excuses for all that had been done there to Cabral, and for the attempt against his own fleet at Cananor, and offering, if he would come to Calicut, to give him a full loading of spices, and sufficient hostages both for his safety and the performance of his promise.
 It afterwards appears that one vessel only was
destined for this
particular trade: Perhaps the second was meant for Quiloa.—E.
 According to Astley, I. 49. the crews of these
four vessels consisted
in all of 400 men.—E.
 Called de Atayde by Astley.—E.
 According to Astley, I. 49. Nueva discovered
in this outward voyage
the Island of Conception, in lat. 8 deg. S. But this circumstance does not
occur in Castaneda.—E.
 Before arriving at Melinda, Nueva gave chase to
two large ships
belonging to the Moors, one of which he took and burnt, but the other
escaped.—Astl. I. 49.
 According to De Faria, Nueva took in a part of
his loading; at Cochin,
with a view perhaps to preserve the credit of the Portuguese nation at
that place.—Astl. I. 50. a.
 In the original this linen cloth is said to have
been made of
algadon, a word left untranslated by Lichefild, probably al-cotton,
or some such Arabic word for cotton: The linen cloth, therefore, was
some kind of calico or muslin.—E.
 According to De Faria, five great ships and nine
paraws were sunk in
this action. De Barros says ten merchant ships and nine paraws.—Astl.
I. 50. c.
 On this part of the voyage, Astley remarks, on
the authority of De
Faria, that Nueva touched at the island of St Helena, which he found
destitute of inhabitants; though it was found peopled by De Gama in
his first voyage, only four years before. What is called the island of
St Helena in De Gamas first voyage, is obviously one of the head-lands
of St Elens bay on the western coast of Africa. The island of St
Helena is at a vast distance from the land, in the middle of the