Author Results for Guido van Meersbergen

Book Review – ‘Shipwreck and Survival in Oman, 1763: The fate of the ‘Amstelveen’ and thirty castaways on the south coast of Arabia’ by Guido van Meersbergen

By Guido van Meersbergen

This attractively produced volume tells the story of the demise of the Dutch East Indiaman Amstelveen on the coast of Oman in August 1763, and the subsequent trek through the Arabian Desert by a band of 30 survivors. It is based on the eyewitness account by the only officer to survive the shipwreck, third mate Cornelis Eyks. […] Read More

Filed under: Eighteenth Century | Indian Ocean | Shipwrecks | East India Company
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous