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Bird's-eye map of the island of Ambon


Bird's-eye map of the island of Ambon

Meyne, David de

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.

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Sources and literature

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