Bird's eye view of the reception at sea near Ternate
Anoniem / Anonymous / Langenes, Barent
Bird's eye view of the reception at sea near Ternate.
Bottom left: No: 14.
The chart features a key numbered A through E, with explanatory notes.
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. From late May to early August 1599 two of these ships, the Utrecht and Amsterdam, under the command of Wybrand van Warwyck, stayed at Ternate, where the Dutch traded to obtain cloves and established ties with the local sultan Saidi Berkat. This print shows the Ternaten fleet of kora-kora welcoming the Dutch by sailing around them while playing music.
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