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Bird's eye view of the Mauritius roadstead


Bird's eye view of the Mauritius roadstead

Langenes, Barent / Anoniem / Anonymous

Bird's eye view of the Mauritius roadstead. -Ins. Cijgnaea Lusit: a nostris Maurity nomine indigitata, sita ad gradum ab Equinoctiali Meridiem versus inventa et detecta Decima-octava die mensis Septembris anno 1598.

Left: No: 1.

The chart features a key numbered A through H, with explanatory notes.

Cf. Rijksmuseum Amtersdam, inventory number RP-P-OB-75-378 and Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 693 C 6 part X, op. p. 141.

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. En route to Bantam five of the eight ships stopped at Mauritius and Madagascar. This print shows the vessels arriving in Mauritius.

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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)