Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections

Caribbean Maps

Part of the Digital Caribbean Library

Tabula Mexicae et Floridae

Caribbean Maps

Sixteenth to twentieth century maps of the Caribbean and the Netherlands Antilles from the Collection Bodel Nijenhuis, complemented with maps from the collections of the Royal Institute for Southeast-Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

The collection of Caribbean maps consist of ca. 300 printed and hand-drawn maps (some of them in more sheets) and some atlases from the sixteenth to twentieth century of Central America and the Caribbean in general and the Netherlands Antilles in particular. The larger part of this collection is part of the bequest of the nineteenth century map collector Johannes Tiberius Bodel Nijenhuis (1797-1872), complemented with maps from the collections of the Royal Institute for Southeast-Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).