This antique map, created in 1665, is titled ‘Insulae Promontorii Viridis’, which translates to ‘Islands of the Green Cape’. It depicts the Cape Verde islands, located off the coast of West Africa, in the early 17th century. At this time, the islands were an important stopover for European ships sailing to and from the Americas, as well as a centre for the transatlantic slave trade. The islands were known for their lush vegetation and were an important source of salt, as well as a hub for trade in gold, ivory, and other commodities. The map shows the main towns of Praia, Mindelo, and São Filipe located centrally, but beyond that, it is up to interpretation what the map may reveal about this fascinating archipelago.

Some place names that may be covered by the map: Fonte Aleixo, Pedra Badejo, São Salvador Do Mundo, São Miguel, Sal, Praia Branca, São Nicolau, Figueira Pavão, Fogo, Praia Baixo, Pedra De Lume, Ribeira Grande De Santiago Cidade Velha, Santiago, Porto De Ribeira Da Barca, Calheta De São Miguel
Our reproduction map prints (also known as Giclée Prints) are available as standard on a premium quality heavyweight matt, truly archival fine art paper with a smooth finish. This museum quality fine art paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with our largest reproductions allowing for crisp details at the smallest scale. The matte finish of this material emphasises different highlights and tones in the original art. These old map prints will hold their colour and remain vivid and true to the original for at least 100 years when framed and kept out of direct sunlight.
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Sizing Information

Dimensions

in Centimetres: 30 x 40cm
in Inches: 12 x 16"

Note that this is a borderless print; the image will be printed to the very edge of the paper size stated above.

Should you require a custom border or margin please get in contact before purchasing.

Real World Example

Model is 5'4" (1.60m)

Dimensions

in Centimetres: 60 x 45cm
in Inches: 18 x 24"

Note that this is a borderless print; the image will be printed to the very edge of the paper size stated above.

Should you require a custom border or margin please get in contact before purchasing.

Real World Example

Model is 5'4" (1.60m)

Dimensions

in Centimetres: 80 x 60cm
in Inches: 24 x 32"

Note that this is a borderless print; the image will be printed to the very edge of the paper size stated above.

Should you require a custom border or margin please get in contact before purchasing.

Real World Example

Model is 5'4" (1.60m)

Dimensions

in Centimetres: 75 x 100cm
in Inches: 32 x 40"

Note that this is a borderless print; the image will be printed to the very edge of the paper size stated above.

Should you require a custom border or margin please get in contact before purchasing.

Real World Example

Model is 5'4" (1.60m)

Dimensions

in Centimetres: 100 x 135cm
in Inches: 40 x 53"

Note that this is a borderless print; the image will be printed to the very edge of the paper size stated above.

Should you require a custom border or margin please get in contact before purchasing.

Real World Example

Model is 5'4" (1.60m)

Modern day map

More place names that may be covered by this map: Praia, São Vicente, Espargos, São Filipe, Fajã De Cima, Carriçal, Maio, Mindelo, Belém, Barril

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Absolutely stellar service! Whilst I was considering my purchase Callum was extremely helpful and friendly, taking the time to actually talk to me rather than keep to business – how refreshing and genuine! I made my purchase quite late in the evening and was surprised to receive notification that it had been dispatched the following day! Lo and behold, I received the print within 48 hours – a remarkably quick turnaround!

Certainly no need to worry about Christmas delivery times! As for the print I bought – perfect… exceptional quality, with fine detail captured without fault. It’s on nice thick paper and packaged with care. I’ll definitely be back for more – I’ve already eyed up my next one!

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Archival pigment print 
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Eco credentials

Sustainably sourced paper or wood

From sustainable forests.

Plastic free

Contains no plastic.

Water-based inks

Printed using water based pigment inks.

Recyclable

Print and packaging widely recycled.

Eco credentials

Water-based inks

Printed using water based pigment inks.

Plastic free

Contains no plastic.

Sustainably sourced paper or wood

From sustainable forests.

Recyclable

Print and packaging widely recycled.