Dutch travel journals from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries (with 2 graphs)
R. M. Dekker
Dekker, R. M., "Dutch travel journals from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries (with 2 graphs)", dans Lias, vol. 22, 1995.
The Dutch have a reputation as travellers. From early times they have been a nation of merchants who journeyed across the continent by boat and coach and sallied forth in all directions on ships from the many ports on the North Sea. Besides the merchants, Dutch diplomats, scholars, soldiers, sailors and artists explored the entire world. The travel journal is a genre that has flowered in the Netherlands since the late Middle Ages. Such documents form an important source both for Dutch historiy and that of the many countries visited.