Map of Surabaya, Indonesia, from Guide to the Dutch East Indies by Dr. J.F. van Bemmelen and G.B. Hoover, Luzac & Co, London 1897. Courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin.

Peta Soerabaja (map of Surabaya) from Guide to the Dutch East Indies by Dr. van Bemmelen and G. Hoover, Luzac & Co, London 1897 (via Wikipedia)

Map of the Dutch colonial possessions in 1840 – including Dutch East Indies, Curaçao and Dependencies, Suriname and Dutch Gold Coast

Indonesia ~ Map of the Dutch colonial possessions in 1840 – including Dutch East Indies, Curaçao and Dependencies, Suriname and Dutch Gold Coast

Plan van Batavia en de omliggende landen, 1800-1850 / Map of Batavia and surrounding countryside, 1800-1850 by Nationaal Archief, via Flickr

During the webinar Researching Your Dutch Ancestors, the viewers had the most interesting questions. I got to address some of them during the webinar, but thought they all deserve a reply so I'm dedicating this post to answer some more.

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The Dutch East India Company was the main importer of chintz fabrics to Europe during the and century. This engraving shows the shipyard and warehouses of the company in Amsterdam, around Collection Fries Scheepvaart Museum, Sneek, The Netherlands.

Kaart van Batavia met de wijk Meester Cornelis uitvergroot.

Batavia 1897 From Guide to the Dutch East Indies by Dr. van Bemmelen and G.

The Dutch and English enclaves at Amboyna (top) and Banda (bottom). 1655 engraving. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/AmboynaFort1655.jpg/200px-AmboynaFort1655.jpg

The Dutch and English enclaves at Amboyna (top) and Banda (bottom). This Day in History: Mar Dutch East India Compagnie

"The attack of the Dutch and the Hitu on  the Portuguese at Ambon in 1605. " Isaac Commelin, 1645.

"The attack of the Dutch and the Hitu on the Portuguese at Ambon in " Isaac Commelin,

Map of the Castle and the City of Batavia 1681. Indonesia. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions - Colonial Voyage

Dutch Batavia in built in what is now North Jakarta. This Day in History: Mar Dutch East India Company

This day in 1628 - Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia.

This day in 1628 - Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia.

Map of India to New Guinea, circa 1570-1603 Giclee Print by Abraham Ortelius

Map of India to New Guinea, circa 1570-1603

Map of India to New Guinea, circa Giclee Print by Abraham Ortelius

Kaart van Batavia, 1840.

Batavia-Wikipedia - Batavia, Dutch East Indies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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