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Map of Borneo


Map of Borneo

Wright, Benjamin

A bird's eye map of Borneo with compass situated bottom left. The map shows cities, forests and mountains and to the left can be seen a dotted line representing the route sailed by Olivier van Noort. His vessel, depicted here in the bay of Borneo, was attacked by sampans at the order of the local ruler on January 1, 1601.

According to the index in 'Begin ende Voortgang', the illustration is entitled: Afteeckeninge van 't Eylandt Borneo.

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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)