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Van Dieman's Voyagers - Heemskerck and Zeehaen - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Voyagers - Heemskerck and Zeehaen - Fountain Pen Ink

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Introducing "Heemskerck and Zeehaen," a captivating ink that pays homage to the illustrious journey of Dautch explorer Abel Tasman and the two vessels that bore him into the annals of history. In 1642, under the patronage of Anthony Van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company, Tasman embarked on a voyage aboard the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen that would forever change our understanding of the world.

This ink captures the spirit of that voyage with a complex palette of chestnut brown that gracefully shades into a dark chocolate hue, embodying the tenacity and strength of the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen. The robust, darker tone reflects the larger Heemskerck, while the lighter chestnut symbolizes the smaller but no less significant Zeehaen. Together, they sail once more on the sea of your page, charting a course through your words and thoughts.

When laid thick on the page, our ink reveals a breathtaking green sheen, a tribute to the pristine, untouched beauty of Tasmania – then Van Diemen's Land – that greeted Tasman's astonished eyes. This sheen is the essence of the verdant wilderness, the sparkling coves, the forest-clad mountains – a land of stunning, unspoiled beauty.

To fully experience the depth and beauty of Heemskerck and Zeehaen, we recommend a wet-flowing, medium-broad pen. It allows the green sheen to shine through, echoing the breathtaking vistas of Tasmania's natural wonders.

With each stroke of Heemskerck and Zeehaen ink, you embark on your own voyage of discovery, just as Abel Tasman did under Anthony Van Diemen's auspices. Let this ink guide your pen, and may your words uncover new lands and horizons, just as Tasman's voyage revealed Tasmania – the land that lends our company its name. Here's to the spirit of exploration, and to the voyage that awaits within every bottle of Heemskerck and Zeehaen.


This ink is one of four in our 'Voyagers' collection, a special line that captures the essence of the world's most intrepid explorers. Like the adventures of Abel Tasman, each ink tells a story of daring, discovery, and human courage.

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