2 18th-cent. documents from the VOC/Zeeland chamber) Dutch East


Description: 18th-cent. documents from the VOC/Zeeland chamber) Dutch East Indies

[Collection of 26 documents on the VOC and the Dutch East Indies].
Middelburg, Batavia (Jakarta), Amsterdam, etc., ca. 1645-1833. 26 documents. Mostly folio (33 x 21 cm). Manuscript documents in Dutch (including 1 printed memorandum and 1 printed form filled out in manuscript).
€ 12,500
A collection of 26 documents concerning the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and the Dutch East Indies, mostly from the second half of the 18th century. They include commercial rules and regulations for the operation of a ship for the VOC in 1787; lists of ships lost or destroyed by the British in the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War and its aftermath (1780-1786); records of troops from the regiment of Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg, that are to be transported to the Cape of Good Hope for the Amsterdam and Zeeland chambers of the VOC in 1787 (and a credit/debit note for 1787/88); instructions for bookkeeping, with examples; an agreement drawn up in 1790 at the request of Huijg Jacobsz de Reus, Lieutenant Captain on the ship "De Pollux", for himself and his brother Jacob de Reus who both went into the service of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC in that year; a fragment of a notarial document drawn up by the VOC at Batavia ca. 1645; Eight numbered articles concerning the VOC, England, the Moluccas and the pretender Charles Stuart, described as King of Scotland; extracts from the registers of the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, 1822; a filled-in form appointing the surgeon major F.W. van Zoust Zeldenrijk at the military hospital at Weltevreden to the post of directing officer of health for the Moluccas in 1822; what appears to be a sermon delivered at Batavia by J. Eikenkoken[?] in 1833; and more. There is also a 20th-century English translation of a 1795 Dutch inventory of coins in the VOC's great chest at the Cape of Good Hope, together with two engravings: a portrait of ... by Cornelis van Noorde with a 6-line verse by P. Langendijk; and an illustration of two bank notes (6 and 12 stuyver) issued at Batavia in 1782 and 1783.
While some of the other documents have slightly tattered edges or an occasional minor stain, they are further in good or very good condition. A remarkable collection of 26 documents forming a unique and valuable primary source for the VOC and the Dutch East Indies, especially in the late 18th century.
  • Number: 1011784
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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