The navigator the log of John Anderson, VOC pilot-major, 1640-1643

Anderson, John, 17th cent

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  • Captain John Anderson served in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as 'Pilot-Major' between 1640 and 1643. This was his fourth voyage to the Indies and the only one he chose to record. His log gives great insight into the subject of European travel in Asia in the Early Modern Period.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Untitled; Contents; General Editor's Preface; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Measures, Currencies, and Mileage; Maps; Part One Historical Introduction; Chapter One A Many-headed Hydra: An Introduction to the Dutch East India Company; Chapter Two Introduction to the Log-book of Captain John Anderson; Chapter Three The Log as a Reflection of the Practice of Navigation; Chapter Four War in the Log of John Anderson; Chapter Five Scots and the East Indies: A Background to the Voyage of John Anderson; Part Two The Log-Book of Captain John Anderson
  • Editorial PracticeThe Log-book of Captain John Anderson: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, adv. ms. 33.3.14; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
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