Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 2,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AFRICA and SLAVE TRADE.) Prespectiva da Povoaçao da Ilha de Linde, e Barra de Quilimane. Manuscript map depicting the early settlement of Quilimane by the Portuguese, 310x460 mm sheet size, with map filling the entire sheet, executed in ink and watercolor; some soiling. Portugal or Mozambique, probably early 18th century

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Quilimane was an important trading center for the Portuguese from the 16th-19th centuries because of its proximity to the Zambezi River. It was only in the mid-19th century that any other nation was allowed to trade from the town. Because of its ideal location, it was one of the most important slave trading centers in East Africa. It was also the starting point for David Livingstone's famous expedition up the Zambezi to Lake Nyasa in 1868.