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Chart of the Les Cayemites islands


Chart of the Les Cayemites islands

Gerritsz., Hessel / Vingboons, Johannes

Title Leupe: Caert van de Groot Caymit, gelegen aen Espanola.

This map from the workshop of Johannes Vingboons was based on a map by Hessel Gerritsz dating from c. 1630. Gerritsz produced several maps of the ports on Hispaniola. These show much variation between them , which was likely the result of Gerritsz’ use of charts and descriptions from different ship’s logs. Here the Les Cayemites islands on the west coast of Hispaniola are shown. Interestingly, the Baradères peninsula is depicted as numerous islands.

North is below.

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Sources and literature

Brommer, B., Grote Atlas van de West-Indische Compagnie = Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch West India Company, I de oude WIC 1621-1674 = the old WIC 1621-1674 (2011)