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View of Cabo Corso on the Gold Coast


View of Cabo Corso on the Gold Coast

Vingboons, Johannes

Title on object: Cabo Corso, geleegen aende Gout Cust in Guinea

This view mainly emphasizes Cabo Corso, where the Swedish Africa Company built a factory in 1650. On the rest of the coastline, various villages and rivers are indicated; on the to right we see the WIC fort Nassau.

Other copies: VELH0619.38; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Van der Hem 36:23.

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)