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Hollandia Compendium: A Contribution to the History, Archeology, Classification and Lexicography of a 150 Ft. Dutch East Indiaman (1740-1750)

Gawronski, Jerzy

Published by Rijksmuseum, 1992
ISBN 10: 0444894152 / ISBN 13: 9780444894151
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Title: Hollandia Compendium: A Contribution to the ...

Publisher: Rijksmuseum

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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529 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0020021

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Synopsis: The wreck of the Dutch East India Hollandia, which sank
off the coast of Southwest England in 1743, is one of the most
coherent and exhaustive sources of information about the history
of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1795. A collection
of artifacts from the Hollandia, on display at the
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, has drawn increasing interest to the
activities of the Company's exceptional international enterprise
- particularly with regard to production, trade, and transport.
The VOC succeeded in maintaining an almost worldwide trade and
transport network for nearly two centuries. Artifacts from ships
such as the Hollandia provide clues to the interworkings
of the Company as a whole.

The Hollandia Compendium is an interplay between historical and archaeological data, thus providing an elaborate and detailed visualisation of the VOC and its functions as a trading company.

The present study is a catalogue of objects originating
from the wreck. It is a lexicon of
administrative usage of the VOC. Additionally included are
discussions of the significance of VOC Ships to the development
of a historical-archaeological discipline for further
investigation of these wrecks, and a survey of historical
sources, both material and written for information on ships of
the VOC in the mid-18th century.

Review: There is no work of comparable scholarship and new interest in underwater archaeology generally available to the public quite like this unique study. Its contribution to the techniques and disciplines of underwater archaeology is a major one.
Lloyd's List
...een indrukwekkende bijdrage en een geslaagde poging om historisch en scheepsarcheologisch onderzoek met elkaar te verbinden.
Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden
...absolutely essential references for the maritime archaeologist, but modelers, nautical historians and museologists will find them extremely useful as well. The Compendium is actually far more than its name implies. For researchers with particular interest in Dutch East Indiamen this book must constitute the be-all and end-all of references, but it will be nearly as helpful to any historian, maritime archaeologist, ship modeler, and nautical enthusiast with a serious interest in the outfitting and organization of large sailing ships. ...it will be invaluable to maritime archaeologists...
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