Dutch-Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries: volume III Homeward-bound voyages from Asia and the Cape to the Netherlands (1597–1795)
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401713115,9789401713092 | 1979 | English | pdf | 626/634 pages | 12.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: J. R. Bruijn, F. S. Gaastra, I. Schöffer (auth.), J. R. Bruijn, F. S. Gaastra, I. Schöffer (eds.) | Edition: 1
This book presents tables which give a virtually complete survey of the direct ship ping between the Netherlands and Asia between 1595-1795. This period contains, first, the voyages of the so-called Voorcompagnieen and, then, those for and under control of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). The survey ends in 1795. That year saw an end of the regular sailings of the VOC between the Netherlands and Asia, since, following the Batavian revolution in January, the Netherlands be came involved in war with England. The last outward voyage left on 26 December 1794. After news of the changed situation in the Netherlands was received in Asia, the last homeward voyage took place in the spring of 1795. The VOC itself was dis banded in 1798. In total 66 voyages of the voorcompagnieen are listed, one more than the tradition ally accepted number. The reconnaissance ship, POSTILJON, from the fleet ofMahu and De Cordes, that was collected en route is given its own number (0022). Since the attempt of the Australische Compagnie to circumvent the monopoly of the VOC can be considered as a continuation of the voorcompagnieen the voyage of Schouten and Le Maire is also listed (0196-0197). For the rest, exclusively the outward and homeward voyages of the VOC are men tioned in the tables. Of those there were in total 4722 outward and 3359 homeward.