Hudson’s journey

Design of different maps visualizing Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609.
Hudson sailed out of the port of Amsterdam with the VOC ship ‘De Halve Maen’ with the intention to find a faster route to the East Indies. But instead, he discovered the island of ‘Manathan’. Shortly afterwards the Dutch city of New Amsterdam, now known as New York, was founded on this land.

The maps were shown at the exhibition 400 Years Hudson in 2009 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (NL).