Print with two images 'View of the Island of Fogo or Fire ' 'Puerto Grande or Harbour of St. Vincent. from Nieuhoff'

Engraving with two images of the island of Fogo (Cape Verde).

 

From 'The Universal Traveller; or a Compleat Description of the Several Nations of the World, a popular survey of the cultures and geography of the world' by Salmon.

'G Child Sculpt' copper plate engraving by G. Child.

'Plate 163, No. 94, Vol 2, p. 361.'

25.5 x 19 cm

 

Fogo (Portuguese for "fire") is the most prominent island of the Sotavento group of Cape Verde: it rises to nearly 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) above sea level at its summit, Pico do Fogo.

São Vicente (Portuguese for "Saint Vincent"), also Son Visent or Son Sent in Cape Verdean Creole, is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. Nickname: Ilha do Porto Grande (island of Porto Grande)

The images were originally compiled by Dutch East India Company director Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672) and first published in the 1660s in his Voyages and Travels into Brasil and the East-Indies, with re-engraved copies appearing in a number of works for decades to follow.  This finely engraved imprint is from The Universal Traveller; or a Compleat Description of the Several Nations of the World, a popular survey of the cultures and geography of the world by Thomas Salmon (1679-1767) who "appropriated" nearly all his illustrations from other sources, commissioning the engraving of new plates by the top British and Dutch engravers of his time

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