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View of Fort Zeelandia on Formosa


View of Fort Zeelandia on Formosa

Vingboons, Johannes / Solemne, David de

Title on object: Affteijckening van ’t fort Zeelandia gelegen in Tayouwan op een zandt plaete aen ’t Eylandt Formosa begrepen door ordere van de E: Heer Pieter de Carpentier inde Jare 1624 ende in deeser forme voltrocken bij de Heer Gouverneur Hans Putmans

The view shows Fort Zeelandia in de mid-1630s, with an as yet undefended row of warehouses and the governor’s residence in the foreground, and the fort itself behind it.

Other copy: Nationaal Archief VELH0619.118.

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)