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Image number: RS.14066
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Map of the voyage of Jacob Roggeveen

Date

1764

Creator

Unknown, Cartographer

Object type

Library reference

RCNR60744

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 236mm
width (print): 385mm

Subject

Content object

map

Description

Map of the world, from China and Siam to the west, to coast of Africa and Europe in the east, concentrating on the Southern Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

The route of the three vessels commanded by Jacob Roggeveen is shown, from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, across the Pacific Ocean to Batavia (Jakata, Indonesia), where Roggeveen’s surviving two vessels were seized. The map shows the northern and eastern coastlines of Australia (New Holland), with partial coastlines of New Zealand and Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land). California appears as an island off the North American coast.

Folding plate from the book Tweejarige Reyze rondom de wereld ter nader ontdekkinge der onbekende zuydlanden, met drie schepen in het jaar 1721 (Dordrecht, Hendrik de Koning, 1764). With a cartouche: ‘KAART der REYZE van drie Schepen naar het ZUYDLAND in de Jahren 1721 et 1722.’

The expedition of Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729) Dutch explorer, voyaged across the Pacific in the years 1721-1722, in the ships Arend, Thienhoven, and Afrikaansche Galey.

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