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Map of the Bay at Cape Tiburon on Hispaniola


Map of the Bay at Cape Tiburon on Hispaniola

Vingboons, Johannes / Gerritsz., Hessel

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.

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Sources and 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 (2019)