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East India Company

British East India CompanyCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
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The East India Company or the British East India Company and informally as John Company was an English and later British joint-stock company, which was formed to pursue a trade with the East Indies but ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and Qing China.
After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, London merchants presented a petition to Queen Elizabeth I for permission to sail to the Indian Ocean. Permission was granted, and on 10 April 1591 three ships sailed from Torbay around the Cape of Good Hope to the Arabian Sea.
On 31 December 1600, the Queen granted a Royal Charter to "George, Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses" under the name, Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading with the East Indies.
The governance of the company was in the hands of one governor and 24 directors or "committees", who made up the Court of Directors. They, in turn, reported to the Court of Proprietors, which appointed them. Ten committees reported to the Court of Directors. According to tradition, business was initially transacted at the Nags Head Inn, opposite St Botolph's church in Bishopsgate, before moving to India House in Leadenhall Street.
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[Fighting on an island after a shipwreck - Dutch East Indies - 16--]

[Fighting on an island after a shipwreck - Dutch East Indies - 16--]

Illus. in: Francois Pelsaert, Ongeluckige Voyagie Van't Schip Batavia ... 1648, facing p. 14 - fold-out plate. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Geogr.; Shipwrecks.

map from "A Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of the East-India Company ... Compiled ... by Edward Thornton ... Corrected to the latest period by the author"

map from "A Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of the E...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "A Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of the East-India Company ... Compiled ... by Edward Thornton ... Corrected to the latest period by the autho... more

map from "Chronicles of Cape Commanders. ... Papers upon subjects connected with the East India Company's Government, ... and notes on English, Dutch, and French books published before 1796, containing references to South Africa. ... With four charts"

map from "Chronicles of Cape Commanders. ... Papers upon subjects conn...

This image has been taken from scan 000043 from "Chronicles of Cape Commanders. ... Papers upon subjects connected with the East India Company's Government, ... and notes on English, Dutch, and French books pub... more

Unidentified child with tiger cub photographed during the the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937

Unidentified child with tiger cub photographed during the the National...

Creator: Lucile and William Mann..Local number: SIA2012-3236..Summary: Photographs document Lucile and William Mann's participation in the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the D... more

Anhing

Anhing

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs b

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs c

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs d

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs e

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs h

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs g

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs i

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs j

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs k

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs l

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs p

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs q

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs u

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs v

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs x

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs y

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs n

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs a

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs f

Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper +...

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Beschryving Des Keizerryks Van Taising Of Sina 1676 by Olfert Dapper + pub. by Jacob Meurs r

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Chinese peasants

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Pagode by Sinkicien

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Slang-Schuiten

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