12 March 2017

Dick Hartog Map


This stamp belongs to the 6-stamps sheet Grenzeloos Nederland ('Borderless Netherlands'), issued by Dutch post on 15 August 2016, and dedicated to Australia. It shows a map of Dirk Hartog island, named after the master of the ship Eendracht (meaning 'Concord' or 'Unity'), Captain Dirk Hartog. He discovered the northernmost tip of the island on October 25 1616, and was the first European who landed there.

More information about the stamp and the issue here.

I added this post to Sunday Stamps-II, this week's theme being Maps.

8 comments:

  1. Interesting stamp and history.

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  2. Even I am learning from all information!
    Alas I didn't have time to post this weekend (nor to post/schedule in advance), so I am happy to see you chose this Dutch / Australian stamp :-)

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    1. :D
      I really like these Grenzeloos stamps!

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  3. I like maritime maps, what a journey he made.

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    1. I think it was hard for those men...

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  4. Thanks for the info for this stamp! I like the colors and neat presentation.

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    1. You're welcome. I like this stamp, too.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.