Author Results for A. de Booy

The Discovery of Australia’s North-West Coast and an Incident at Macassar in 1616

By A. de Booy

The voyage to the East Indies by a fleet of eleven Dutch merchantmen in 1616 was plagued by mishaps. The Eendracht, lacking the means to ascertain longitude, took the wrong course and accidentally sighted Australia becoming probably the first Dutch vessel to visit the north-west coast. When the Eendracht reached Macassar the crew found a […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration

William Keeling and Hendrick Jansz. Craen: an Encounter at Sea in 1609

By A. de Booy

Demonstrates how vessels from the East India Company and the V.O.C. collaborated in seamanship despite the fierce commercial competition the two were engaged in. Using ships journals from Keeling and Craen de Booy shows how both captains worked collaboratively to return to Europe after the Hector and the Gelderland encountered each other off the coast […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Pacific | East India Company
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines