St. Salvador, a Portuguese City on the River Lelunda, in the Kingdom of Congo in Africa.Engraved for Banke's New System of Geography Published by Royal Authority.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate 165 x 204mm (6½ x 8").
M'banza-Kongo, known as Sao Salvador in Portuguese from 1570 to 1975, the capital of Angola's northwestern Zaire Province. When the Portuguese arrived in Kongo, it was already a large town, and during the reign of Afonso I, stone buildings were added, including a palace and several churches.
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