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This quantity is an try to 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 caricature out, even though in brief, the actions of the Dutch in numerous areas during the century, emphas1s has been put on their first front into those parts in that interval. In each one quarter the products which the Netherlanders obtained were indicated in addition to the goods they traded for them. The association of the chapters demands a proof. scholars of Dutch background will give some thought to Surat and Persia as a common unit, and of Malabar and Ceylon, Japan and China, West Africa and Brazil as being different entities which one might obviously 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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Yet throughout the seventeenth century the Dutch drove a profitable trade in the region, and the killings, captures, and robberies which they suffered were not so excessive that they were willing to forego the profits to be made in the region. In their first voyages to the coast, the Dutch were chiefly motivated by the possibility of getting salt without recourse to the dangerous French and Iberian sources. They found that in the Cape Verde or salt islands, cargoes could be scooped up for the labour involved.
Middelburg, the Zeeland city at the mouth of the Scheidt, shared in this commerce as well as Antwerp farther upstream. Apparently, although Italian ships sought these Lowland ports, and Netherlands ships The Mediterranean sailed to Spain and West Mrica, the Netherlanders were content not to pass beyond the Straits of Gibraltar until forced to it by the depressed state of their Iberian commerce. Here as in other instances impetus was given to the trade by refugees from the South Netherlands who had business connections in the Mediterranean, and who knew about or had been involved in voyages from Antwerp to Italian ports.
De Moucheron obtained (for a fee), through the Dutch Consul in England, the historian Emanuel Van Meteren, the opinion of Richard Hakluyt. That English authority assured de Moucheron that China could indeed be reached by Yugor Strait. A second expedition was gotten ready which sailed for the Arctic and China in July 1595. Chief of the supercargoes was Jan Huygen van Linschoten, and one of his comrades was Jacob van Heemskerck. Upon going ashore in new countries, Linschoten and his comrades were instructed to explain to kings, governors, or such other persons as they found in authority, that the Dutch trafficked and traded by sea with all the countries of the world in a friendly and upright manner, and that as a matter of fact, the trusty and honest merchants aboard their own ships were ready and willing to begin trading at the very instant.
A Primer of Dutch Seventeenth Century Overseas Trade by D. W. Davies (auth.)