"Urbs Domingo in Hispaniola", Montanus/Ogilby
Period: 1671 (circa)
Publication: An Accurate Description and Complete History of America
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm
A dramatic bird's-eye view of old Santo Domingo with its cathedral, the Ozama fortress and other monuments clearly identifiable. Numerous ships, both European and native, are shown in the harbor and river. Santo Domingo is the oldest European city in the Americas, having been founded in 1498 by Bartholomew Columbus. It is shown here at the height of its importance as the hub of Spanish colonial activities in the New World.
There is a short, clean fold separation just touching the bottom edge of the image.