A map of Hispaniola

Hispaniola 1564

Forlani’s map shows Hispaniola (La Isla Española) just 72 years after Columbus’ landfall in 1492.



A map of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic) from 1564

The island (originally named La Isla Española) was the first landfall made by Columbus in 1492 – his flagship, the Santa Maria, ran aground and sank there on Christmas Day. This map was created by Paolo Forlani, a member of the Lafreri school of mapmakers, who frequently worked with four of the leading publishers in Rome and Venice.

Original Size: 17 x 24 cms

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