- 1630, John Smith, Travels of Captaine John Smith, 1907 edition, Vol. II, p. 167-8
- The Kingdome of Congo is about 600. miles diameter any way, the chiefe Citie called St. Savadore, seated upon an exceeding high mountaine, 150. miles from the Sea, verie fertile, and inhabited with more than 100000. persons, where is an excellent prospect over all the plaine Countreyes about it, well watered, lying (as it were) in the Center of this Kingdome, over all which the Portugalls now command, though but an handfull in comparison of Negroes.
- 1662, John Bargrave, Pope Alexander VII
- At a congregational meeting he was for the reception of the Portugall embassador.