View of the island of Hoorn in the Pacific Ocean.
Top left: 1616 / Majus
Top centre: Door Iacob le Maire.
Top right: fol. 53. / 1616 / Majus
Bottom centre: Numero 5
The expedition undertaken by Schouten and Le Maire was equipped in 1615 by Le Maire's father for the Australische Compagnie. This company sought to circumvent the VOC patent by finding another route to Indonesia. Schouten and Le Maire succeeded in their quest by sailing around Vuurland instead of through the Magellan Straits. In spite of this discovery their expedition was not very successful. When they arrived in Batavia their story was not believed and their remaining vessel, the Eendracht, was confiscated along with its cargo.
Schouten and Le Maire discovered a number of islands in the Pacific, including the island of Hoorn.
Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Amsterdam, inv. nr. OK 80 647, after p. 136.
,Anoniem / Anonymous
(engraver / etcher)
15,5 x 12,5 cm
108 D 7 dl III, na folio 53
- Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio, Nievvve vverelt, anders ghenaempt VVest-Indien. (Amsterdam, 1622)