The conquest of Loki by De Vlamingh van Outshoorn, June 27 1652.
The fort of Loki 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 between the VOC and the Moluccans during the period 1651 to 1656. In order to protect its monopoly the VOC attacked villages where the local population grew their own cloves.
The chart is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas. Cf. National Archives, inv.nr. VEL1353.
1665 - 1668
55,5 x 89 cm
Van der Hem 40:15
- Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)