Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volume I, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches

Volume I, 1st Edition

By J.A.J. de Villiers

Edited by C.A. Harris

Hakluyt Society

424 pages

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Extracts from despatches by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande to the directors of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch West India Company, 1738-72, selected to illustrate the rise and expansion of the colony, with a detailed introduction. This volume ends with the despatch dated 15 March 1760. For May 1760 to September 1772, see the following volume (Second Series 27), with which the pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1911.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century