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Bird's-eye map of the island of Ambon

Bird's-eye map of the island of Ambon
 
 

In the cartouche, on the lower right, a portrait of Frederik (de) Houtman is illustrated.
On the left of the cartouche: Aet.Sua 46 is inscribed and the date 1617 is shown.
Clearly visible is the ground plan of Fort Victoria.
Place names are inscribed along the shoreline.

creator Meyne, David de

(painter)

period

1617

material

canvas

category painting
technique

oil

inscriptiion

- Meyne, David de

dimension

150 x 265 cm

number

SK-A-4482

owner Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
location(s) Ambon Passo Haruku Saparua eiland Hitu-lama Hutumuri Mamala Manipa Waai
fortification(s) Victoria, fort (Ambon) Lyden, fort (Ambon)

Map/Chart/Plan   bird's-eye view / elevation   elevation / bird's-eye view   fortification   building   estate / plantation   ship / vessel   flora   portrait   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   compass / dial  

Literature

  • Zandvliet, K., Mapping for Money: Maps, plans and topographic paintings and their role in Dutch overseas expansion during the 16th and (Amsterdam, 1998)