Record ID: 224

Site Name

Cape Verde Islands

Type

Islands

Description

Uninhabited islands (15N/22W) discovered by the Portuguesemariner Diniz Diaz in 1445. Made into a trading post and slave-transfer point in 1470s; still later produced grain and fruit for export.

Portuguese islands off the coast of West Africa; discovered in 1470s and then unoccupied; became important transfer point in slave trade. (Image Id: 1883)
Portuguese islands off the coast of West Africa; discovered in 1470s and then unoccupied; became important transfer point in slave trade. (Image Id: 1883)