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Retoervloot

Kaapstad en die VOC in 1713

Dan Sleigh

ISBN:

9780624092520

Epub ISBN:

9780624092599

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

February 2022

Price (incl. VAT):

R 350.00

Format:

Hard cover, 416pp


About this book:

It is 1713. Admiral Johannes van Steelant of the VOC is steering his Batavian fleet to safety in the Netherlands. His five children are on board the flagship. On the high seas, they fall ill – the dreaded smallpox. On 12 February, the Van Steelants come ashore in Cape Town. Some months later, roughly half the Cape’s population lies dead of smallpox.

In Retoervloot, VOC expert Dan Sleigh brings this tale, and the astounding trade fleet system of the VOC, to vivid life.