Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: This extremely rare print / copperplate engraving originates from:'Beschrijvinge van de Schipvaerd by de Hollanders ghedaen onder't beleydt ende Generaelschap van Olivier van Noort, door de Straet oft Engte van Magallanes, ende voorts de gantsche kloot des Aertbodems om'.The sea voyage of the Dutch under General Oliver van Noort, throught he Street of Magellan and further on around the world. , published by Joannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1646. Van Noort was born in 1558 in Utrecht. He left Rotterdam on 2 July 1598 with four ships and a plan to attack Spanish possessions in the Pacific and to trade with China and the Spice Islands.
His ships were poorly equipped, especially in the way of armament and the crews were unruly. Nonetheless, Van Noort sailed through the Magellan Strait, and captured a number of ships (Spanish and otherwise) in the Pacific. He lost two ships on the way due to a storm, one was lost in an engagement with the Spanish near the Manila Bay in the Philippines. The Spanish lost their flagship, the galleon San Diego, the wreck of which was found in 1992 and yielded a treasure in porcelain and gold pieces. The venture barely broke even, but was the inspiration for more such expeditions.
The united Dutch East India Company was formed a few months later. Subject: Plate 1 :'Isola del Principe'.
This plate shows the Dutch VOC on Principe, one of the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, off the coast of West Africa. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 24.5 x 19 cm. The image size is ca. 22 x 14.5 cm.Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 9.6 x 7.5 inch. 8.7 x 5.7 inch. Medium: Original copper plate engraving on a verge type paper. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints.
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