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Map of Bantam


Map of Bantam

Vingboons, Johannes

Title on object: Vue de la ville de Bantam, Capitale de l’isle de Java

Map of the port town of Bantam on West Java, copied after a 1624 original. Among other things, the map shows the Sultan’s Court and the main buildings and defensive structures.

Another copy is Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Van der Hem 40:14

Legend A through Z and a through z.

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.

Please contact Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana for reuse and copyrights.

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)