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The Log-Book Of Captain John Anderson: Edinburgh, National Library Of Scotland, Adv. Ms. 33.3.14

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This chapter talks about the Log-Book of Captain John Anderson Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Adv. Ms. 33.3.14. Captain John Anderson served in the VOC as Pilot-Major of a fleet of ships that set sail from the Dutch Republic in December 1640 and returned in July 1643. The destination of the outward journey was Batavia (Jakarta) in the island of Java, the Companys headquarters in Asia. On this outward journey Anderson piloted the vessels Hertogenbosch. It is known that because a copy of his log-book (in heavily Scotticised English) is now preserved in the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Keywords: Batavia; Captain John Anderson Edinburgh; log-book; Scotland; VOC

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