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Jan Linschoten: [The Indian Ocean]

Map: MEAST3630
 
Cartographer: Jan Linschoten
Title: [The Indian Ocean]
Date: c. 1599
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: MEAST3630
Description:
The Indian Ocean in superb original colour. Important for the mapping of the Arabian Peninsula, India and Indian Ocean. Framed. Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, (1563—1611) was an important Dutch traveler and chart-maker. Linschoten spent six years (1583–89) as bookkeeper to the Portugese Archbishop of Goa in India. After his return to the Netherlands, he used the information he had gained to produce the "Itinerario" a valuable work used by many VOC captains and which stimulatied early Dutch and English trade expeditions to India and the East Indies. In 1594 and 1595 he sailed with the Dutch navigator Willem Barents in search of a northeast passage to the Orient via the Arctic. Both voyages ended icebound in the Kara Sea.