Type of Item
Guinea Itself, as Well as the Greatest Portion of Nigritia or the Land of the Blacks, the One Called Ethiopia Inferior by Modern Geographers, the Other Southern Ethiopia
This 1743 map shows western Africa from the territory of present-day Gabon in the south to Niger, Mali, and Mauritania in the north. The map was published in Nuremberg, Germany, by the firm of Homännische Erben, meaning the successors of the Nuremberg engraver and publisher Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) and his son, Johann Christoph Homann (1703-30). It is based on an earlier work by the great French mapmaker Jean Baptiste d’Anville (1697-1782). The illustration at the lower left depicts an African village. Items such as dress, houses and other ...
The Guinean Campaign (1908)
In this book, Luis Monteiro Nunes da Ponte (1884-?), a Portuguese army officer, civil engineer, and former civilian governor of the city of Porto, describes his military expedition of 1908 to Guinea (present-day Guinea-Bissau). Nunes da Ponte focused primarily on the regions of Bissau, Bolama, Oio, and Cuore and described the challenges likely to face Portuguese colonization in the region. Portugal claimed Guinea as early as 1446, but until the late 19th century it administered the territory as part of the Cape Verde Islands colony. Portuguese control was limited to ...