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Map of Santo Domingo, 1588 (engraving)

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Map of Santo Domingo, 1588 (engraving)

7340019 Map of Santo Domingo, 1588 (engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); 42x57 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Baptista Boazio
Scale: ca. 1:5 000. Map showing Santo Domingo with features and incidents of Sir Francis Drake's attack on the town. The sea area is decorated with local wildlife including a crocodile, a flying fish and a turtle. This is one of four charts drawn to accompany Walter Bigges Expeditio Francisci Draki, published in 1588.

Latin inscription: Civitass Dominici sita in Hispaniola Indiea Angliae magnitudinae ferre aequalis, ipsa urbs elagantur ab Hispanis extracta, et omnibus circumvicinis insulis iura dat'); © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Media ID 38177540

© © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Bridgeman Images

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This stunning engraving from 1588 depicts a detailed map of Santo Domingo, showcasing the aftermath of Sir Francis Drake's attack on the town. Created by Baptista Boazio, this historical piece is not only a cartographic representation but also a visual narrative of the confrontation between English forces and Spanish defenders. The Latin inscription on the map describes Santo Domingo as a city in Hispaniola that rivals those of England in grandeur, highlighting its significance during this period. The intricate details include local wildlife such as crocodiles, flying fish, and turtles adorning the sea area, adding to the richness of this artwork. Boazio's meticulous craftsmanship captures the essence of naval warfare with depictions of ships and naval infantry engaged in battle. The colors used in this engraving bring life to the scene, making it an immersive experience for viewers interested in maritime history. This print serves as a valuable historical document that not only showcases cartography skills but also provides insights into military tactics and colonial conflicts during the 16th century. A true masterpiece preserved at the National Maritime Museum in London for all to admire and learn from.

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