The Dutch East India Company and the Transport of Live Exotic Animals in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

@inproceedings{Winters2020TheDE,
  title={The Dutch East India Company and the Transport of Live Exotic Animals in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries},
  author={Ria Winters},
  year={2020}
}
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Dutch East India Company (VOC) played an important role in the transport of live animals across the Indian Ocean and beyond. The ocean’s geological framework provided the company with the opportunity to introduce natural wonders to society at home and to utilise the resources of the Asian coastal areas as a means for trade. This chapter focuses on the VOC’s entrepreneurship and what this meant for the animals of the Indian Ocean World that they… 

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