Those of you who follow Jason likely have already seen this, but it is worth a moment of your time if you have a bit of passion for history.
What’s missing is a bit of context, but one easily filled in if your familiar with the past. So let’s suss this out a bit.
Dutch routes coming from either central Asia or the Malaysian/Indonesian regions are primarily dealing with various spices.
Routes coming from the Central region of the West Coast of India are primarily dealing with black pepper.
Routes to and from the Caribbean or North East South America are primarily dealing with sugar.
Routes to and from Western Africa around what is today Ghana and the Ivory Coast are primarily dealing with slaves.