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A 160 feet long VOC East-Indiaman (paper)

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A 160 feet long VOC East-Indiaman (paper)
Ab Hoving
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This model was created after original written sources from the Dutch East-Indiacompany (VOC). In 1697 the managers established the measurements for three charters 'retourships'. I created lines plans and built a model of the next 160-footer to be built in Amsterdam: 'Generale Vrede' from 1699. The name refers to the Piece of Rijswijk, which ended the 9-Years War (1688-1697) between France and almost the entire rest of Europe. Although the shape of the ship is historically correct, the decorations are products of my imagination, as no image of the vessel survived.

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