Admiral Matelieff's Singapore and Johor, 1606-1616

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Few authors have as much to say about Singapore and Johor in the early 17th century as Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge (c.1570-1632). This admiral of the Dutch East India Company sailed to Asia in 1605 and besieged Portuguese Melaka in 1606 with the help of Malay allies. A massive Portuguese armada arrived from Goa to fight the Dutch at sea, break the siege and relieve the Portuguese colony. During his Asian voyage and on his return to Europe in September 1608, Matelieff penned a series of letters and memorials in which he ...

Admiral Matelieff's Singapore and Johor, 1606-1616 2016, NUS Press, Singapore

ISBN-13: 9789814722186

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