in the Eighteenth Century
Hardback 348pp Illustrated
9781843836223   Product Code: 21216
During the 18th century, the Dutch East India Company was better established than its British counterpart; it ruled large parts of what is now Indonesia and controlled the highly lucrative trade, including monopolies in pepper and spices, from the Dutch East Indies to Europe. This study of that maritime world explores the careers of the highly important and influential commanders of the Dutch East Indiamen, and covers topics such as training, life at sea and the opportunities for private trade.