I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna
, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons.
"A large extent of white wavelets often to be seen on the coasts of Amboyna
, and in these parts of the sea."
Another apprehension I had was, the cruel usage we might meet with from them if we fell into their hands; then the story of Amboyna
came into my head, and how the Dutch might perhaps torture us, as they did our countrymen there, and make some of our men, by extremity of torture, confess to crimes they never were guilty of, or own themselves and all of us to be pirates, and so they would put us to death with a formal appearance of justice; and that they might be tempted to do this for the gain of our ship and cargo, worth altogether four or five thousand pounds.
All the victims were rescued and found safe in a boat owned by Vietnamese fishermen in the waters of Amboyna
Cay near the Vietnam-Malaysia border, about 240 nautical miles from Kudat.
These are what are offered in elegant page procession in this book, starting with the trophy-like abstraction titled "Ouido" of 2008, of a local wood identified as amboyna
Alison Reef Image Credit: AMTI Amboyna
Cay Image Credit: AMTI Barque Canada Reef Image Credit: AMTI Central Reef Image Credit: AMTI Collins Reef Image Credit: AMTI Cornwallis South Reef Image Credit: AMTI Discovery Great Reef Image Credit: AMTI East Reef Image Credit: AMTI Grierson Reef Image Credit: AMTI Ladd Reef Image Credit: AMTI Lansdowne Reef Image Credit: AMTI Namyit Island Image Credit: AMTI Pearson Reef Image Credit: AMTI Petley Reef Image Credit: AMTI Sand Cay Image Credit: AMTI Sin Cowe Island Image Credit: AMTI South Reef Image Credit: AMTI Southwest Cay Image Credit: AMTI Tennent Reef Image Credit: AMTI West Reef Image Credit: AMTI View gallery as list
The chart shows the label Aernhem on what we now know is the mainland, where the current Arnhem Land is, and Het Eijlandt Spult ['The Island Speult'], named after Herman van Speult the then Governor of Amboyna
The final city Carey refers to is Amboyna
in lines 32-33.
The book also details the English East India CompanyAEs response to the Dutch East India Company and the Amboyna
massacre of 1623.
A number of coastal factories were established along the shores of the Indian Ocean from Madras to Amboyna
in the Moluccas.
The inlaid dragon is made of African bubinga and Amboyna