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Dampier's Map of Central America  and Miskito Coast (1697)

This map is from A New Voyage Round the World , published in 1697 by William Dampier, the English sea captain, naturalist, and occasional pirate.

The Miskito coast is marked with a star. Dampier and his associate, the surgeon Lionel Wafer describe  the Miskito peoples in the period 1690-1700. These tribal groups, often mixed with runaway slaves, formed a distinct culture in the coastal region, sometimes forming alliances with pirates against Spanish authorities in the 16th-18th centuries.

[Fig.1: Map of Central America, by William Dampier, 1697.]

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