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Bry, de Theodor, Dietrich (1528 - 1598) Frankfurt a.M.
Was den Holländern auff der Insel Brava begegnet/und wie ihr Admiral gestorben ist
Artist: Bry de Theodor Dietrich ca ; date: ca1612. - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 27,5 x 19; - description: Map shows the island Brava of the Cap Verden with beautiful representation of a ship in the foreground. The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration. Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975. The islands of the Cape Verde archipelago were discovered by Genoese and Portuguese navigators around 1456. In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived at Santiago and founded a settlement they called Ribeira Grande. In the 16th century, the archipelago prospered from the Atlantic slave trade. Pirates occasionally attacked the Portuguese settlements. Sir Francis Drake, an English corsair privateering under a letter of marque granted by the English crown, twice sacked the (then) capital Ribeira Grande in 1585 when it was a part of the Iberian Union. After a French attack in 1712, the town declined in importance relative to nearby Praia, which bec … [Click Below for Full Description]
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