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Kingdoms of Benguela and Angola

     The stamp issued in 1967 to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of Sao Felipe de Benguela in 1617 by Manuel Cerveira Pereira shows a map of the kingdoms of Angola and Benguela in the 17th century. Anonymous, Carta por Reinos de Angola y Benguela no seglo XVII, drawn in antique style, Luanda 1943.

SCN 530

Portuguese Republic of Angola

    In 1955 the Portuguese Republic of Angola issued a set of eight stamps with the same map of Angola. The map includes Portuguese Congo as the northern-most district of the Portuguese Angola Colony on the southwest coast of Africa, with the name Cabaņa, after its capitol. In 1975 the colony gained its independence.

SCN 386