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This map of the Cape Verde islands appeared in the second volume (1781) of ''The Political Magazine''. Published by John Bew, a London bookseller, this journal was written for an audience of informed gentlemen and often included supplementary maps.
The map provides detailed depth soundings along the African coastline and in the inset for Praya Bay. Currently, the town of Praya (Praia), located on the island of St. Jago (Sao Tiago), the largest island in the Cape Verde grouping, serves at the capital of the country which gained its independence in 1975.