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Map of the Bay at Cape Tiburon on Hispaniola

Map of the Bay at Cape Tiburon on Hispaniola
 
 

Title on object: Afteyckening vande Bay den Cabo de Tiburon op ’t West eynt van Spangnola
The map shows the Bay at Tiburon, on the southwestern pensinsula of Hispaniola, in present-day Haiti. The map was based on an example by Hessel Gerritsz of around 1630.
Other copies: Nationaal Archief VELH0619.39 and VEL563; Vatican Library Reg. Lat. 2105, fol. 69r. (The latter is available in the online collection of the Vatican.)
Part of the Carte di Castello, collected by Cosimo de Medici III in 1667 and 1669 during his tours through Europe. Cosimo III bought the 66 watercolours by Vingboons in December 1667 in Amsterdam, through mediation of Pieter Blaeu.

creator Vingboons, Johannes

(assigned to draftsman)

Gerritsz., Hessel

(copied after)

period

ca. 1660 - 1667

category drawing
technique

watercolour

dimension

62,5 x 46,9 cm

number

Carte di Castello 49

owner Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
location(s) Hispaniola

Map/Chart/Plan   compass / dial  

Literature

  • Corbellini, Sabrina and Cattaneo, Angelo, The Global Eye: Dutch Spanish and Portugese maps in the collections of the Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici (Mandragora / Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, 2019), 150-151