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South East Asia and the Far East. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions

Dutch Malacca (1750), Malaysia. Histoire générale des voyages, Paris, Didot, 1750

Written by Marco Ramerini BANGLA DESH: Dhecca, Decca (Dhaka): Netherlands: trading office Until 1704 Dhaka was the seat of the Nawab of Bengal. From 1664 the Nawab functioned as the viceroy of Bengal. He sent an emissary to the administration of the Company in Batavia requesting aid in his battle against the Arakan. Both the Dutch and the English established ...

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Arabia and Persian Gulf. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions

Moka, Yemen. Author Jacques-Nicolas Bellin from Le petit atlas maritime..., Vol. III, pl. 20, Paris 1764

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. YEMEN Aden: Netherlands: trading office: August 1620- November/December 1620 On 22 August 1620 the Dutch ship “‘T Wapen van Zeelandt” reached Aden; here the Dutch immediately rented a house. When the ship left Aden, five servants and a supply of goods (worth about 42.000 guilders) were left in the trading post ...

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India. List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions

Fort Aguada, Goa, India. Author Abhijit Nandi. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. INDIA: Diu: (20°43’N – 71°00’E) Forte or Castelo do Mar, Castelo de Diu or Fortaleza de São Tomé Portuguese: 21 Dec. 1535 fortress – 18/19 Dec. 1961 Leao “A Província do Norte do Estado da Índia” Island of Diu: Fortaleza de Nagoa (1744), Fortaleza de Brancavara (1774), Forte de Simbor, Forte de ...

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Sri Lanka (Ceylon). List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions

Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Map (1681). Robert Knox. An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. SRI LANKA (CEYLON): Portuguese: 1518 – 1597 the Kingdom of Kotte is tributary to Portugal. Portuguese: 1597: the whole of the territory of the Kingdom of Kotte is under the control of the Portuguese, they control four Provinces or Disawani: Matara (along the sea coast from Kotte to Walawe Ganga), Saparagamuwa (north of Matara ...

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South East Asia and in Far East Asia. List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions

Ambon (17th century print), Indonesia. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. BURMA: Martabão (Martaban): (16°32’N – 97°36’E) Portuguese: 1514 feitoria – 1516 Subrahmanyam “Improvising Empire – Portuguese trade and settlements in the Bay of Bengal 1500 – 1700” or “”Comércio e conflito – A presença portuguesa no Golfo de Bengala 1500 – 1700” Tenasserim: (12°06’N – 98°56’E) Portuguese: wooden fort on a hill ...

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Arabia and Persian Gulf. List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions

Map of Hormuz, Iran. Provost, A., L`Histoire Generale des Voyages, c. 1750.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. YEMEN: Soko (Socotra): Fortaleza de São Miguel Portuguese: Apr./May 1507 fort – 1511 abandoned and dismantled Source: Pereira da Costa “Socotra e o domínio português no Oriente” Kamaran:  Kamaran is an island in west Yemen. In the 16th Century, portuguese established there an outpost. Source: wikipedia Written by Zé MIguel Silva ...

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Asia. Portuguese Colonial Remains 16th-18th centuries

The entrance Gate to the citadel of the fortress. Vasai, Bassein, Baçaim. Author and Copyright Sushant Raut

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. PORTUGUESE COLONIAL REMAINS ...

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Asia. Dutch Colonial Remains 16th-18th centuries

Dutch Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka. Author and Copyright Dietrich Köster

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. BANGLA DESH Rajshahi: ...

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List of Danish colonial forts and possessions

Map of Tranquebar 1733, India. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini DANISH COLONIAL SETTLEMENTS ASIA INDIA: Tranquebar (Dansborg castle): Danish: 1620-May 1801 English: (May 1801-Aug. 1802) Danish: Aug. 1802-1808 English: (1808-20 Sep. 1815) Danish: 20 Sep. 1815-7 Nov. 1845 English occupation: (7 Nov. 1845- 1947) (U. B. J. p 41, 44) (H.F. p 298) Pipely (Pipli): factory 1625- abandoned before 1643 (U. B. J. p 28) Masulipatam: factory 1626 -abandoned before 1643 (U. ...

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Malacca, Thailand, and Philippines. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century

Dutch Malacca, ca. 1724–26

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. DUTCH EMPIRE: MALACCA, THAILAND AND PHILIPPINES THAILAND: – Various Authors, “Siamese king sent diplomats to “king” Maurits at The Hague”, in: “Windmill Herald”, n°813, 814, September 9 & 23, 1996 – Brummelhuis, Han ten, “Merchant, Courtier and Diplomat: A History of the Contacts between The Netherlands and Thailand”, 116 pp., ...

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Indonesia. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century

Moluccas (1630), Indonesia. Author Willem Janszoon Blaeu. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. DUTCH EMPIRE: INDONESIA INDONESIA: – Various Authors, “A taste of adventure: the history of spices is the history of trade”, in: “The Economist”, 19 December 1998. – Various Authors, “Forten, Vestingen, Redoutes, Kastelen, Blokhuis”, list of Dutch forts in Indonesia sent to me by Donald F.M. Rugebregt. – Various Authors, ...

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India. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century

The capture of Cochin and victory of the Dutch VOC over the Portuguese in 1656. Atlas van der Hagen. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. DUTCH EMPIRE: INDIA INDIA, GENERAL: – Gupta, Ashin Das, “Merchants of maritime India, 1500-1800”, 326 pp., illustrations, Aldershot, Variorum, 1994, Brookfield, Vermont, USA. Contents: Preface: Indian merchants and the trade in the Indian Ocean, ca. 1500-1750; India and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800: the story; The maritime merchant [of medieval India], ...

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