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The bay at Amboina


The bay at Amboina

Anoniem / Anonymous

A bird's eye view map of the bay at Ambon, with ships. In the foreground several people are depicted on land, of whom four carry weapons. One strolls along with a parasol, whilst in the centre a woman with a bowl of fruit is shown. In the background an elongated island with several buildings and the place name: Malem. Next to it a further three islands called: Noesan, Thoha en Ialau.

Key: letters A-E, without explanatory text; this is contained in 'Begin ende Voortgang': D. Den Admirael van de Zee; E. Haer Galeyen ofte Caracoras.

According to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang' the pcture is titled: Het Eylant Ambona.

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Sources and literature

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)