By D. W. Davies (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401576122

ISBN-13: 9789401576123

ISBN-10: 9401700583

ISBN-13: 9789401700580

This quantity is an try and supply the yankee reader an idea of the level of the Dutch community of exchange within the 17th century. even though a few attempt is made to cartoon out, even if in brief, the actions of the Dutch in a number of areas through the century, emphas1s has been put on their first front into those parts in that interval. In every one region the products which the Netherlanders bought were indicated in addition to the goods they traded for them. The association of the chapters demands a proof. scholars of Dutch heritage will reflect on Surat and Persia as a ordinary unit, and of Malabar and Ceylon, Japan and China, West Africa and Brazil as being different entities which one might clearly talk about jointly. i've got followed the extra noticeable nationwide divisions, Persia, India, Japan, Brazil, etc., as being extra simply com­ prehensible for the informal reader. in the chapters i've got then defined the exchange connections among West Africa and Brazil, Surat and Persia, and so forth.

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The king ceded to the company in perpetuity the bay and islands of Morbihan with the right to construct a free port there, and the monopoly of trade in the East and West Indies, and in northern Europe. He also gave the shareholders the right to develop fisheries and mines, to treat with the kings and princes of newly discovered lands, and to do a variety of other things. One of the principal men behind these impressive schemes of the great minister was Nicolaas Witte, a Hollander. The imagination of the Cardinal being now stimulated, the following year he projected the Compagnie de Ia nacelle de Saint Pierre jleurdelisee.

Holland and Zeeland in August 1578 forbade trade with Spain, and in 1581, at a time when three hundred ships were ready to depart for Spanish ports, William of Orange again prohibited trade with that country. Two years later it was forbidden by Dutch authorities to send munitions and foodstuffs not only to Spain, but to all places in possession of the enemy, and to all French ports between the Dutch provinces and Dieppe. Methods of fighting the commercial war became more comprehensive as hostilities continued.

When whales became scarce on Spitsbergen, they were sought elsewhere, and in time more whale oil was gotten near the shores of Jan Mayen-eiland than in the bays of Spitsbergen. Occasionally still a ship made an attempt to fmd a passage to the rich Indies, but usually the skipper was careful to get back in time for the solid profits of the whaling season. The dislocation of the Iberian trade resulted not only in the killing of whales, but also in a burst of interest in West Africa and the Canary Islands.

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