Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and French West Indies

Ignazio Dantiaround 1570

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The scroll reads: "Here is San Domenico island called Spagnola in which there is the city of San Domenico, the first place Christians lived in these Indies…since the first priest to celebrate the Holy Mass in this island was a Dominica Friar. The first land to be seen by Columbus was the Isola Desiata, the Desired Island ." Photo: Rabatti & Domingie


  • Title: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and French West Indies
  • Creator Lifespan: 1536 - 1586
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Alatri
  • Creator Birth Place: Perugia
  • Date Created: around 1570
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w81.5 x h118 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Haiti, Repubblica Dominicana, Puerto Rico e Indie occidentali francesi
  • Historical information: The panels in the Maps'Room are 53. 30 out of these were realized by the dominican friar from Perugia Egnazio Danti, the court cosmographer from 1553 to 1575; the remaining 23 were realized by the olivetan monk Stefano Bonsignori from 1576 to 1586. The panels show all the world as known at the time.
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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