Monday, November 21, 2005

Cape Verde historical accounts (update)

I would like to share with you the following historical accounts of visits to the Cape Verde Islands. Only recently I was directed towards the 'Jesuit Documents' of the Jesuit mission to Guinee. These look like a rich resource and promiss some future updates. At this moment you can find:

1497: Vasco da Gama - Finds ocean route from Portugal to India

1498: Christopher Columbus - Third Voyage

1578: Francis Drake - Famous Voyage Round the World

1585-1617: Jesuit Documents

1805: Mungo Park - The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa

1832: Charles Darwin - Voyage of the Beagle

1855: Charles W. Thomas - Adventures and observations on the west coast of Africa, and its islands...

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Friday, November 11, 2005 opened

In the past months I have been creating a site to expose some things I collected, especially on two topics:

  • the Heuijerjans family name (Dutch)
  • Cape Verdean history (especially primary historical accounts), and some basic info (especially pictures I took myself)

The site is still (mostly) in Dutch, but I want to make it available in English, German and Crioulo as well. Please enjoy Andreas Heuijerjans