The Return to Amsterdam of the Second Expedition to the East Indies, Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom, 1599
Under the command of Jacob Cornelisz van Neck, eight Dutch ships set sail to the Indies in 1598. The first four returned from Bantam (Java) a year later, on 19 July 1599. The other ships had sailed on to the Moluccas (Maluku Islands). They too returned safe and sound, laden with nutmeg, mace and cloves.