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Coastal profile of the island of Mauritius

Coastal profile of the island of Mauritius

A bird's-eye map of the island of Mauritius, featuring a large compass on the right and ships at anchor centre. The shallows have been marked on this chart
In the deep waters of the bay five vessels lie at anchor. Written alongside are the following captions: Ian Bruins schip, De Vice Admirael, Ian Martens schip, T groot Jacht, De Melcknap
On land we see people and trees
Key: letters A-H, clarification in the text of 'Begin ende Voortgang', including: A. 't inkomen van den Haven bij haer Warwijck genaemt; D. Eylandt by haer Heemskerck ghenaemt.- According to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang' the title of the picture reads: Het Eylandt de Cerne, nu Mauritius
Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, inv. nr. O 60 641, p. 5 and Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 693 C 6 part X, op. p. 14.

creator Anoniem / Anonymous






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Insula do Cirne ofte t'eijlant Mauritius / Ins. Cygnae Lusit: a nostris Maurity nomine indigitata, sita ad 21.um gradum ab Equinoctiali Meridiem versus inventa et detecta Decima: octara die mensis Septembris anno 1598 Anoniem / Anonymous


148 x 210 mm



owner Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
location(s) Mahebourg

bird's-eye view / elevation   elevation / bird's-eye view   cemetery / graveyard   ship / vessel   Asians, Africans & Americans   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   compass / dial  


  • Commelin, Isaac, Begin ende Voortgangh / van de Vereenighde Nederlandsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie: Vervatende De Voornaemste Reysen / by de Inwoonderen derselver Provincien derwaerts gedaen. (-, 1646)