The Dutch East India Company's "logie" at Surat, 1629 [1646]

Plate 9, "Logie van Suratte," a view of the Dutch East India Company's warehouse and living quarters in Surat as seen in April 1629 by Pieter van den Broecke (1585-1640), a Dutch cloth merchant in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC); CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN.

This copperplate engraving from 'Historische ende Iournaelsche Aentekeningh, van 't gene Pieter van den Broecke op sijne Reysen, soo van Cabo Verde, Angola, Gunea en Oost-Indien voorghevallen is.... (Pieter van den Broecke: Voyages to West Africa and Asia 1605-1630.), which was part of the monumental work by Isaac Commelin (1598-1676) on VOC voyages: 'Begin ende voortgangh van de Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Companie....', was published by Joannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1646.

A panoramic view of Surat, in which the Dutch logie is marked with "3"; an engraving by Jacob Koppmayer from Wagner's 'Delineatio provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici', Augsburg, 1687; CLICK ON EITHER HALF OF THE ENGRAVING FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

And then its later destiny:

"The Lodge of the English at Suratte-- 1) The Church; 2) The House; 3) The Armory; 4) The Coach-house," from 'Lo Statto presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo...', a translation of the work of *Thomas Salmon*, published in Venice, 1751; CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Bellin's view of Surat, from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages', c.1750; CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

How to get to Surat: a navigator's map (showing channels and water depths) by Pieter van der Aa, from 'La Galerie Agreable du Monde (...).Tome premier des Indes Orientales.', published in Leyden, c. 1725

Where to go from Surat: a map of trade and travel routes through the Deccan, by Pierre du Val, 1690 (with special praise for the local mangoes)

*Early images of Surat*

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