The conquest of Laala by De Vlamingh van Outshoorn, September 20, 1654
The plate is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas.
The village of Laala on Ceram was captured and destroyed in 1652 by VOC troops led by Arnold de Vlamingh van Outshoorn. This conquest formed part of the "Amboinsche oorlogen" waged by the VOC on the Moluccan population during the period 1651 to 1656. In order to safeguard its monopoly the VOC attacked villages where the population grew cloves themselves.
Cf. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, inv.nr. Van der Hem 40:15.
Anoniem / Anonymous
1665 - 1668
56,5 x 78,5 cm
Van der Hem 40:17
battle / taking / war (fight) survey / view anchorage / pier / harbour ship / vessel bird's-eye view / elevation elevation / bird's-eye view Person building Asians, Africans & Americans European fortification encampment / military base flora house
- Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)