Item #31591 Sailing for the East. History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799. Guner SCHILDRE, Hans Kok.

Sailing for the East. History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799.

Houten: HES & De Graaf, (2010),

First Edition. large quarto, black cloth in dust jacket. 708 pp. HES & De Graaf, Item #31591

The Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) was for a period of 200 years responsible for the navigation material for the journey between the Netherlands and the Far East and the inter-Asian trade. In this book with the help of recovered archive materials a never published before overview is given of chart material that was used on a VOC-ship. All navigation charts of the VOC in the 17th and 18th century, drawn on vellum (of which many were traced in foreign collections), are described and analysed in an illustrated cartobibliography. In a supplement extracts of the 'groot-journalen' of the 'Kamer Amsterdam' are published. These give an unique view of the total expenses of the VOC on navigation. The extensive introduction gives more information on the history of the VOC, the chart makers, the routes, the navigation and the instruments. Includes CD-rom with appendices. Volume 10 of the Utrecht Studies of the History of Cartography. As new.

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