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Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) was born Pieter Platevoet in Dranouter in West Flanders. He trained as a clergyman in Germany and England, but he was an expert not only in theology but in geography, cosmography, and navigation. After fleeing prosecution by the Inquisition in Brussels, Plancius settled in Amsterdam where he first began his forays into navigation and charting. As Amsterdam was a hub for trade, Plancius was able to access Portuguese charts, the most advanced in the world at that time. Plancius used these charts to become an expert in the sailing routes to India, knowledge that gained him opportunity. Plancius was one of the founders of the VOC, for whom he worked as their geographer. He also served on a Government Committee to review the equipment needed for exploratory expeditions. 


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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590 (1620 ca)
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23761
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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35740
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590 (1621)
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37217
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590 circa
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
39058
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590 (1621)
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46737
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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54230sh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1590
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
55179
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11289
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
5635
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
8237
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17395
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22172
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22696
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25958
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
32264
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50800
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50982
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1594
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
56825