Map of the north coast of New Guinea
Anoniem / Anonymous / Gobert, M.
Map of the north coast of New Guinea.
Description de la coste septentrionale de Noua Guinea nouuellement decouuert par Guillaume Schouten de Hoorn.
Top left: Fo: 169.
Schouten and Le Maire's expedition in 1615 was equipped by Le Maire's father for the Australische Compagnie (Australian Company). This company attempted to circumvent the VOC patent by finding an alternative route to Indonesia. Schouten and Le Maire succeeded in doing so by sailing via Vuurland rather than through the Magellan Strait. In spite of their discoveries the voyage did not prove very successful: on arrival in Batavia they weren't believed and their remaining ship, de Eendracht was impounded along with its cargo.
Schouten and Le Maire discovered the Willem Schouten Islands north of New Guinea.
Schouten and Le Maire's route is indicated on the map.
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 108 D 7 part III, after fol. 72.Please contact Universiteitsbibliotheek / Universiteit van Amsterdam for reuse and copyrights.