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Olfert Dapper, Description de l'Afrique, contenant les noms, la situation & les confins de toutes ses parties (Amsterdam: Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom & van Someren, 1686)

King Alvaro, Kongo

Kongo's King Alvaro is shown here receiving Dutch emissaries in 1642. The Portuguese and the Dutch were rivals in the region, each vying for a monopoly on the slave trade.

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