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Map of Macao


Map of Macao

Vingboons, Johannes

This map shows Macao, the Portuguese colony on the doorstep of the Chinese Empire. The VOC tried to conquer the city several times, but never succeeded.

A similar but not identical map is Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Van der Hem 41:19.

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)