At the height of its power and influence in the
seventeenth and eighteenth century the VOC - acronym for the United
Netherland East India Company -was the greatest commercial concern in
the world. The scope of its activities extended from the Cape of Good
Hope to Japan.
In some aspects, the Baltic trade and the North
Sea fisheries were of more fundamental relevance for the economy of the
Lowlands. But it was the more spectacular East Indian trade which
aroused the admiration and the envy of foreigners, sometimes to the
point of war.
In this bibliography several topics are covered.
Not only technical matters such as the legal status of the VOC, its
management, directors and shareholders, but also subjects as voyages,
battles, ship building, navigation, geography, natural history,
ethnography, mission work, ministration, and many others.
John Landwehr was employed by a trading company
in the Far East (1949-1954). He Worked in the ancient VOC House in
Djakarta built by Governor General Baron Van Imhoff in the 18th
"A book which I dearly needed during a lifetime research in the history of the VOC" (C.R. Boxer).
"A good, systematic reference work of printed
material related to the VOC has been long hoped for. John Landwehr has
finally taken the initiative to fill this need. The result of his
afforts are now available. This book will be a very useful instrument
for the scholarly researcher, but also for the interested laymen who
wants to know more about the greatly varied areas the VOC was active"
Edited by P. van der Krogt, with an introduction by C.R. Boxer and a
preface by G. Schilder. With 1674 entries, fully described and fully
indexed. Utrecht, 1991. 4to. Cloth. Richly illustrated. 840 pp.
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