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In this section of the site, we provide images of maps that are useful for placing the documents, churches and archives that come together in this project within a historical context. These maps give perspective into how the mapmakers conceived of their world, as well as how borders and regions have changed over time. 

Not all of the maps included here are from archives that participate in the ESSSS project. For maps included in other digital archives, click on the map to access the database from which you can download a high quality copy. Reference information is included beneath each map.

 

Map of Peru and Adjacent regions, 1608

map of peru and other regions
Map of Peru, 1608 by Abraham Ortelius. Public domain image available at Wikimedia Commons

Map of the Coast of Colombia near Santa Marta, 1725

map of colombian coast near santa marta
Plano que contiene desde el Río de Sta. Marta (en la América Setentrional) hasta la Punta de Granate , 1725. Author unknown, watermark Van der Ley and Strasburg fleur-de-lis. American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress . Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.

Map of the Coast of Colombia between Cabo de la Aguja and Fuerte Island, 1729

cartagena 1729
Plano y descripción de la costa y Provincia de Cartagena de Yndias desde Sta. Marta hasta el Río del Senut y Ysla Tortuga puestos todos sus paraxes en sus verdaderas latds. y longds. segun el meridiano del Cuerbo , 1729. Author Don Domingo Antonio Perez . American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.

Fort at the entrance of Cartagena Harbor, 1741

fort st. louis cartagena
A plan of Fort St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jago & of St. Philip scituated at ye entrance of Cartagena Harbour or Boca-Chica with ye parts adjacent and also of the attacks made against the said forts, 1741By surveyor John Thomas, the Elder. American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.

Port of Cartagena de Indias, 1804

map of cartagena 1804
Plano del puerto de Cartavena de Yndias, 1804 by. Author unknown, watermark J. Whatman. From the American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.

Map of the Republic of Colombia, 1886

colombia 1886
Carta de la Republica de Colombia , 1886 by Erhard Hermanos. American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.

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