Superb early map showing a number of the early Dutch discoveries on the Australian coast with an elaborate title cartouche. The source of the information for the map was based on the accounts of D. Nuno da Cunha governor of the Portuguese possessions in India from 1528 to 1538. Cunha's accounts were published by the Portuguese historian João de Barros (1496–1570), in his history of the Portuguese in their overseas territories, Asia de Ioam de Barros, dos fectos que os Portuguezes fizeram no descobrimento e conquista dos mares e terras do Oriente.
The Dutch discovery noted on the Australian continent are:
1622 van Leeuwin 1622
1624 Tortelduff (Turtle Dove)
1628 de Wit
From Vander Aa, Naaukeurige versamling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leiden.
References: Koeman, Aa2.