Rare map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola by Benedetto Bordone. Shows Hispaniola, the second largest island of the Greater Antilles, where the states of Haiti and Dominican Republic are located. Prominently depicted is La Isabela (Isabella), the first European settlement in the Americas, founded by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in December 1493. One of the earliest printed maps of Hispaniola.
From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo..., more commonly known as Isolario of Bordone, which first appeared in Venice in 1528. Three further editions followed in 1534, 1547 and 1565. The maps of all four editions were printed from the same woodblocks in Venice.
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1528-1565|
|Plate Size||8.6 x 14.7 cm (3.4 x 5.8 inches)|
|Sheet Size||30.0 x 20.7 cm (11.8 x 8.1 inches)|
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