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Bird's eye view of Ambon


Bird's eye view of Ambon

Anoniem / Anonymous / Langenes, Barent

Bird's eye view of Ambon. Top right: No: 5.

The print features a key numbered A through D, with explanatory notes.

The local population is depicted in the foreground.

The second Dutch expedition to the Indies, led by Jacob van Neck and Wijbrant van Warwijck, set sail from the Dutch Republic in May 1598 and arrived in Bantam, on West Java, towards the end of that same year. From Bantam, four vessels sailed on to the Moluccas.They were led by Wijbrant van Warwijck and Jacob van Heemskerck. This part of the fleet arrived in Ambon in 1599.

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Sources and literature

Neck, Jacob Cornelisz. van, Het tvveede boeck, iournael oft dagh-register: inhoudende een warachtich verhael ende historische vertellinghe vande reyse, gedaen door de acht schepen van Amstelredamme, gheseylt inden maent martij 1598 (1601)