vital VOC links

The TANAP links page keeps getting better: check it every 6 months.

The first charter of the VOC in English translation.

The “Chain of Command” for VOC warfare in the 1650s and 1660s

an article on health care organisation in the VOC

Shipwrecks, an encyclopedia of the world’s worst disasters at sea.

General Portuguese and Dutch colonial history.

Virtual Batavia – not as exciting as it sounds, but also a useful linkdump for documents, such as:

Anna Abrahamsz: Journaal eener Oostindiesche Reis (an 1847 journey aboard the Urania)

Andries Stokram Korte beschryvinge van de ongeluckige weer-om-reys van het schip Aernhem (1661 wreck)

…and apropos of nothing and completely unrelated, Thomas Potter Cooke, Nautical Actor.

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