Anglo-Portuguese Map Box (SOLD)


Mid 19th Century

The top inlaid with  a compass rose and a relief map of the *Cape Verde Islands.

Two scrolls are titled - Reino de Portugal & Archipelago de Cabo Verde

*Cape Verde is situated in the Atlantic Ocean around 600 km west-northwest of Senegal. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century, later becoming a trading centre for African slaves and then an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping.

l 60 cm w 40.5 cm d 15.5 cm (23.5 x 16 x 6 in)

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