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An urgent call for the merger of the Dutch East and West India Companies

Twee deductien, aen-gaende de vereeninge van d'Oost ende West-Indische Compagnien, aen de ... Heeren Staten van Hollandt ende West-Vrieslandt, vande West-Indische Compagnie, over-gelevert.
The Hague, Jan Veely, 1644 Small 4to. With a woodcut on the title-page showing a Dutch ship in full sail. Reddish-brown wove paper back wrapper (ca. 1900?). 21, [1 blank] pp.
€ 1,500
An anonymous pamphlet addressed to the States General of the Dutch Republic, urging them to merge the East India Company (VOC) and West India Company (WIC), noting in particular that it would strengthen their position in their competition with the English East India Company (the author notes the agreements made between the Dutch and English East India Companies in 1820). It refers to various events leading up to the present situation (giving their dates from 1596 to 1640), including explicit references to Brazil.
Lacking the final blank leaf C4 and the front wrapper, which has left traces of orange paper around the spine, and the spine reinforced with transparent paper. Otherwise in very good condition and with the woodcut of the ship crisply printed. Alden & Landis 644/108 (4 copies); Asher 198; James Ford Bell Library T181? (issue unclear); JCB II, p. 319; Knuttel 5112; Sabin 97527 & note between 102913 & 102914 (3 copies); STCN 852673140 (listing 2 issues - 1 in 2 variants - together); not in Borba de Moraes.
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