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View of the island of Gorée


View of the island of Gorée

Vingboons, Johannes

The view shows the island of Gorée, on the coast opposite present-day Dakar in Senegal. The island was a WIC post which, among other things, bought enslaved people.

Other copies: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Van der Hem 36:09 en Nationaal Archief VELH0619.55.

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)