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Quelimane was one of the main slave ports located on the coast of Mozambique, South-East Africa. Mozambique became an important region of slave embarkation in the nineteenth century after the prohibition of the slave trade in the North Atlantic in 1815. The image is of a map of Quelimane. It shows the city and port of Quelimane in the upper section of the map, indicating the names of the principal coastal points of the channel linking the sea to Quelimane as well as the channel’s depth. The map was published by Commander Francisco Maria Bordalo, responsible for completing a report on the Portuguese possessions overseas begun by Commander José Joaquim Lopes de Lima. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
J.J. Lopes de Lima, Ensaios sobre a Statística das Possessões Portuguezas... (Lisbon, 1844-62), vol. 4, located at the end of the volume.