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A.H. Jaillot: Insulae De Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides Sive Gorgades

Map: AFR899
 
Cartographer: A.H. Jaillot
Title: Insulae De Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides Sive Gorgades
Date: c. 1690
Published: Paris
Width: 23 inches / 59 cm
Height: 17 inches / 44 cm
Map ref: AFR899
Description:
The ten main islands of the archipelago are here clearly represented. Previously uninhabited, they were discovered and colonised by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century. Their location in the Atlantic, off the West coast of Africa, made them very important in the slave trade up until its abolition. The major ports to be used in the trafficking of slaves are noted. The colourful cartouche is bordered by tropical fruits, animals, and other produce that could be traded with Europe and the Americas. [AFR899]