BAT3720R - Bronze
Astrolabe, circular, dated 1628 - bronze. Poly/resin replica
Site Area Code Mid-West
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 3720
ANCODS 1979 Netherlands Govt. Allocation
Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly-built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...
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