Chart mapping part of the route taken by Schouten and Le Maire
Colijn, M. / Anoniem / Anonymous
Chart mapping part of the route taken by Schouten and Le Maire.
Caerte van de zeylage van Iacob le Maire over de Zuydzee, vertonende de Eylanden ende Landen aldaer by hem ghesien ende aenghedaen.
The expedition undertaken by Schouten and Le Maire was equipped in 1615 by Le Maire's father for the Australische Compagnie. This company attempted to circumvent the VOC patent by finding another route to Indonesia. Schouten and Le Maire succeeded in their quest by sailing around Vuurland instead of through the Magellan Straits. But despite their discovery of a new route, their expedition was not very successful. When they arrived in Batavia, their story was not believed and their remaining vessel, the Eendracht, was confiscated along with its cargo.
This chart maps the route that Schouten and Le Maire took from South America to New Guinea.
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