Principe/Prince Island, Atlantic Ocean, 1727

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This record was last updated on 30 Mar 2017

Image Reference

William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 30.

Title, "A Prospect from Sea of ye Harbour of Princess belonging to ye Portugueze." The caption notes "The harbour is very convenient to carreen ships in, and most ships bound from Africa to America with slaves put in here for wood, water, etc." Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company. Principe island (actually Prince in English) lies between Ferdinando Po and St. Thome/Tome in the Atlantic.