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WHALING]. [MARSELIS, J. & Th. van, and Coenraad BRANDLIGT].

Statuten der Nederlandsche Walvischvisscherij-Maatschappij, te Amsterdam.Amsterdam, C.A. Spin, 1843. 8vo. With wood engraved whale-hunting scene on title-page. Original printed paper wrappers, kept in a modern half-morocco portfolio in slipcase.

      - 23, (1 blank) pp.Jenkins, p. 148; Muller, America I, 1799; NCC (3 copies); OCLC WorldCat (4 copies); not in NHSM; for the company: Schokkenbroek, trying-out, pp. 81-84.The very rare emission prospectus with detailed information and the articles of association of the Dutch Whaling Company (Nederlandsche Walvischvisscherij-Maatschappij), published to attract new shareholders. They estimated that they needed approximately 600,000 guilders for the construction and rigging of five new ships. The Dutch Whaling Company - which operated under a governmenet-granted monopoly - was founded by Coenraad Brandligt who joined forces with the merchant house Van Marselis. In the same year Brandligt also published an historical overview of the Dutch whale fishery, urging to exploit different waters instead of the more traditional locations such as Greenland and the Davis Strait. He recommended the Dutch whalers to head for the Northwest Coast of North America.In very good condition, a bit dog-eared. Wrappers slightly worn. With the bookplate of G.J. Honing, Zaandijk.

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