Vice Admiral Wijbrant van Warwijck meeting with the Hituese leaders on Ambon
Langenes, Barent / Anoniem / Anonymous
Vice Admiral Jacob van Heemskerck meeting Ambonese elders at Hitu.
Bottom right: No: 7.
The print features a key numbered A through H with explanatory notes: _A. de gouveneur van t land; B. Des Konincx Broeder van Ternate; C. Is de Vice
Admiraal met zijn Tolck achter hem; D. Edelluyden mede onder de Tent sittende; E. Is den Admirael van de zee; G. t Ghemeen volck sittende ter sijde de Tente; H. Zijn de Hollanders met haer Trompetters_
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.These were led by Wijbrant van Warwijck and Jacob van Heemskerck. On Ambon, they established relations with the leaders of the Hituese state, as both parties hoped to work together against the Portuguese, who were in possession of the southern half of the island of Ambon.
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