Each of the islands is labeled, with rhumb lines included throughout the map. An elaborate title cartouche is situated in the upper right corner, with a smaller cartouche for the scale located in the lower left corner. The Cape Verde Islands were uninhabited until the Portuguese discovered them around 1456. Portuguese settlers began arriving in 1462 and founded the first permanent European settlement in the tropics.The archipelago prospered at the height of the slave trade, and thus became a frequent target for pirates and privateers. Following the decline of the slave trade, the economy fell into a crisis. But, thanks to their position along the mid-Atlantic trade routes, the Cape Verde Islands quickly became an idea location for re-supplying ships. In 1951, Portugal changed the status of the Cape Verde Islands from a colony to an overseas province, in an effort to snuff out a growing nationalist movement. In the end, however, the Cape Verde Islands gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Since independence, the country has developed a thriving economy. Their economy is largely service based and tourism and remittances from expatriates also play a key role. The Cape Verde Islands also strongly encourage foreign investment.
This map was produced by Olfert Dapper and published by in the French edition of Description of Africa entitled Description de L'Afrique and published in 1686. Size: Printed area measures 10.25 inches high by 12.5 inches wide. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged.
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