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The above image is a reproduction of the title picture for the journal of the first voyage to the East Indies, led by Cornelis Houtman, undertaken in 1595 which set sail with the four ships sent out by the Amsterdam 'Compagnie van Verre'. Cornelis de Houtman (2 April 1565 – August 1599), brother of Frederick de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch, even though the voyage itself was a disaster

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The above image is a reproduction of the title picture for the journal of the first voyage to the East Indies, led by Cornelis Houtman, undertaken in 1595 which set sail with the four ships sent out by the Amsterdam 'Compagnie van Verre'.  Cornelis de Houtman (2 April 1565 – August 1599), brother of Frederick de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch, even though the voyage itself was a disaster