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Title:The Dutch on the Swahili Coast, 1776-1778: Two Slaving Journals. Part One
Editor:Ross, RobertISNI
Year:1986
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:19
Issue:2
Pages:305-360
Language:English
Geographic terms:East Africa
Netherlands
Subjects:colonization
slave trade
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/219431
Abstract:The two documents presented here in translation from the original Dutch are the journals kept by the commissioners, or supercargoes, on two slaving voyages made by ships of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar between 1776 and 1778. In both cases, the ships also put into Mbwamaji, on the mainland coast opposite Zanzibar, and into various ports on Madagascar. In the first voyage, the Dutch also went to the Comoro Islands and to Ibo in northern Mozambique, and they spent two months in Brava, on the Benadir coast of southern Somalia. The journals, written by F.G. Holtzappel and Constant van Nuld Onkruijdt respectively, are the only known documents in Dutch relating to the East African coast north of Mozambique in the eighteenth century. Notes, ref.
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