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Bird's eye view of the city of Gammelamme


Bird's eye view of the city of Gammelamme

Anoniem / Anonymous / Langenes, Barent

Bird's eye view of the city of Gammelamme.

Bottom left: No: 15.

The chart features a key numbered A through V, 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. rom 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 latter's capital, with its mosque, royal complex and defensive works.

Cf. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, inv. nr. RP-P

OB-75-401 and Koninklijke Bibliotheek The Hague, inv. nr. 496 D 12 dl II p. 267.

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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)