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Part of the north coast of the island of Hispaniola

Part of the north coast of the island of Hispaniola
 
 

Title on object: Caert van Porto St. Francisco gelegen aende Noort zij van Española
The map shows the coastline around the present-day Baie de L’Acule, on Haiti’s north coast. It was based on a map of Hessel Gerritsz of around 1630, who made a series of maps of the coasts of Hispaniola, basing himself on a variety of source maps.
Other copies: Nationaal Archief VELH0619.86 and VEL562, and Vatican Library Reg. Lat. 2105, fol. 71r (the latter available in the online collection of the Vatican itself.)
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

61,9 x 47 cm

number

Carte di Castello 42

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), 136-137