The Moon has fascinated us for centuries and inspired countless legends. Let's…

The Moon has fascinated us for centuries and inspired countless legends. Let's…

Map The Netherlands (1559 - 1609)

Map The Netherlands (1559 - 1609)

1872 Map, Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas

1872 Map, Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas

March 20, 1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded.    The Dutch East India…

March 20, 1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded. The Dutch East India…

Dutch former Colonies, Asia, Dutch East Indies - This Day in History: Mar 20…

Dutch former Colonies, Asia, Dutch East Indies - This Day in History: Mar 20…

The large-scale map, Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (the Eastern and Asian archipelago), was created in 1663 by the master cartographer for the Dutch East India Company, Joan Blaeu.  It formed the basis for all other maps of New Holland and was used by Captain James Cook to complete the mapping of Australia in 1770.

The large-scale map, Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (the Eastern and Asian archipelago), was created in 1663 by the master cartographer for the Dutch East India Company, Joan Blaeu. It formed the basis for all other maps of New Holland and was used by Captain James Cook to complete the mapping of Australia in 1770.

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