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Title:Mapping the Malagueta coast: a history of the lower Guinea coast, 1460-1510 through Portuguese maps and accounts
Author:Massing, AndreasISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:36
Pages:331-365
Language:English
Geographic terms:Guinea
Portugal
Subjects:mercantile history
1400-1499
cartography
place names
expeditions
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/history_in_africa/v036/36.1.massing.pdf
Abstract:The author reconstructs the discovery and commercial exploitation of the Malagueta (Guinea) coast for the period 1460 to 1510. He does this through a systematic analysis of published maps and reports and a review of the discovery of the coast in the perspective of overall Portuguese policy and politics (interior and foreign). He focuses on contemporary 15th and 16th-century nomenclature and what it might reveal about the African discoveries. He first gives an overview of the phases of this coast's contacts with Portugal. This is followed by an assessment of the maps and interpretation of the clues they provide. App., bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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