By D. W. Davies (auth.)
This quantity is an try and supply the yank reader an concept of the level of the Dutch community of alternate within the 17th century. even if a few attempt is made to comic strip out, besides the fact that in short, the actions of the Dutch in numerous areas during the century, emphas1s has been put on their first front into those components in that interval. In every one zone the products which the Netherlanders got were indicated in addition to the goods they traded for them. The association of the chapters demands an evidence. scholars of Dutch heritage will reflect on Surat and Persia as a traditional unit, and of Malabar and Ceylon, Japan and China, West Africa and Brazil as being different entities which one could obviously speak 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 alternate connections among West Africa and Brazil, Surat and Persia, and so forth.
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Dutch sugar refineries operated at Marseille, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Angers, Saumur, Orleans, and Nantes. Dutchmen bought into glass factories. They dyed cloth, distilled brandy, made pottery, and were the moving spirits in the companies which drained and reclaimed land. The Netherlands immigrants to France naturally were to be found in the largest numbers in the port cities their ships frequented, such as Nantes and Bordeaux. As the Dutch became successful and powerful, resentment on the part of the French citizens increased.
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. This grander company among other things was to deal in all manner of merchandise, develop fisheries, build ships, exploit farm lands, refine, forge and work gold, silver, and iron, and ftnance voyages. It was formed at Nantes and its principal shareholders were to be Hollanders, and Brabanters, as well as Frenchmen.
Grain was carried to Naples and Messina, and from Civitavecchia the Dutch procured alum, wine, olives, and semi-tropical fruits. Next to Livorno, and perhaps as important for the Dutch as Genoa, was Venice, their voyages there probably beginning before the end of the sixteenth century. In 1609 the Dutch sent an ambassador to the Venetian republic, Cornelis van der Mijle, Curator of the University of Leyden and son-in-law of Oldenbarnevelt. Later, in 1620, the States sent Francoys van Aerssen, and the Venetians sent (in 1616) Christofforo Suriano to The Hague.
A Primer of Dutch Seventeenth Century Overseas Trade by D. W. Davies (auth.)