Voyage to Exotica-1640-Johannes Nieuhof (or Nieuhoff) (1618-1672) lived in Brazil for nine years in the 1640s and was subsequently employed as an agent by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Surprisingly, there is scant information online about Nieuhof. He obviously travelled to India and Indonesia and the Far East (as seen from the illustrations above) and was later part of an official delegation to China which formed the backbone for another book. He was killed by locals in Madagascar during a return voyage to the East Indies.

(Shark, remora, puffer fish etc)

(Shark, remora, puffer fish etc)



Sea-Eagle -- Johannes Nieuhof

(detail) The Sea-Eagle



A Malabar Shewing Tricks with Serpents

A Malabar Shewing Tricks with Serpents



Goegys of Benjan Saints

Goegys of Benjan Saints



The Taking of Ye City of Cotchin in Mallabar

The Taking of Ye City of Cotchin in Mallabar



Indian Figgs + The herb of the Bamboe Canes

Indian Figgs + The herb of the Bamboe Canes



(Sagou, Pepper, Durion, Bliming trees)

(Sagou, Pepper, Durion, Bliming trees)



A Marchant of Java

A Marchant of Java



A Melaya Captain IN 'Voyages and Travels into Brasil and the East-Indies'

A Melaya Captain



A Makasser with his Wife as they are Habited at Batavia AND The Habit of a Malayan and his Wife at Batavia

A Makasser with his Wife as they are Habited at Batavia
AND The Habit of a Malayan and his Wife at Batavia


Fish Market of Batavia IN 'Voyages and Travels into Brasil and the East-Indies'

Fish Market of Batavia



The Church of the Cross of Batavia

The Church of the Cross of Batavia



A Souldier of Amboina

A Souldier of Amboina



The Hospitall for Children of Batavia

The Hospitall for Children of Batavia



The City of Pellacata with its Castle

The City of Pellacata with its Castle



Tymorian Souldiers

Tymorian Souldiers