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 the Coast of Colombia near Santa Marta, 1725
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
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
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, 1741. By surveyor John Thomas, the Elder. American Memory, Map Collections. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C.
Map of the Estuary of the Rio Dagua (present-day Buenaventura), 1764