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View of Amboina


View of Amboina

Vingboons, Johannes

Title on object: Amboina

View of Kota Ambon, Amboina. The watercolour shows the various colonial buildings and the quarters of the various communities in the town, against a backdrop of the tropical vegetation in the mountainous interior of the island. Several Dutch ships are depicted in the foreground.

Other copies: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Van der Hem 40:14), and Nationaal Archief (VELH0619.16)

Legenda: A. Het Casteel. / B. De Negerije Amboina. / C. De kerck. / D. Het Stadthuijs. / E. Het Siecken Huijs. / F. Het Borgers Wachthuijs. / G. De Passer. / H. Het gerecht. / I. De Timmerwerff. / K. Haloe Quartier. / L. Mordickers Qurtier. / M. Hattwee. / N. Het Chinese Quartier

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)