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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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Portrait of Isaac de l'Ostal de Saint-Martin, Member of the Council of the Dutch East Indies and Commander of the Garrison at Batavia
Portrait of Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
[Map of SE Asia, Dutch East Indies, & Philippines]
[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.

Portrait of Paulus Verschuur, Served seven terms as Burgomaster of Rotterdam and also Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the East India Company, elected 1651
Danseur chinois
The Ambassadors introduction into the audience hall.
The Embassadors entry through the famous Chinese wall which is 1200 miles long.
The Embassadors audience of leave of the Emperor.
The Embassador entertained by the Emperor in the best audience chamber.
Portrait of Hendrik Merkus, Baron de Kock, Army Commandant and after 1826 Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Jonkheer Jan Willem Janssens, Governor of the Cape Colony and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Vase in China from the royal manufactory at Sévres. [sic]
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...

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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...

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Chinese Empire. advertising card
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

The plane is of German design but natives of the Dutch East Indies have been trained to operate it with deadly efficiency. It's a twelve-ton trimotor Dornier bomber belonging to the Royal Netherlands Navy, the greater part of which is still fighting the Nazis and their Axis partners from the Netherlands East Indies
One of the essential materials in the making of life preservers for our navy is kapok, which we obtain in quantity only from the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines. Here it has been baled and is ready for shipment from a Dutch East Indies plantation
Washington, D.C. International youth assembly. Delegate from the Dutch East Indies addressing the assembly
Portrait of Pieter de Carpentier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Dirk van Cloon, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Cornelis van der Lijn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Diederik van Durven, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Jacques Specx, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Mattheus de Haan, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Jacques Specx, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Mattheus de Haan, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Johannes Siberg, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Pieter de Carpentier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Dominique Jacques de Eerens, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Gerard Reynst, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Willem van Outhoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Christoffel van Swoll (Swol, Zwol), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Christoffel van Swoll (Swol, Zwol), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Pieter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Pieter Gerardus van Overstraten, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Cornelis van der Lijn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Jan Pietersz Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Laurens Reael, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Godart Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Willem van Outhoorn, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Het  inpakken en afwegen der Theeën, bji een'der Hong-kooplieden te Canton.
China ; Tartaria.
[Street entertainers in China]
[Porcelain and china exhibit.] Stereoscope card, 19th century Philadelpia PA.
Daniel's china court. Centennial Exhibition 1876, Philadelphia PA
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