05 Apr New advanced article in the New West Indian Guide
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New advanced article in the New West Indian Guide: ‘The Journal of the Galliot Nieuwer Amstel: A 1660 Voyage to Curaçao from New Amsterdam (Manhattan)’, by Julie van den Hout, Jaap Jacobs, and Jeroen Dewulf.
In February 1660, supercargo Laurens de Sille sailed from New Amsterdam (Manhattan) to Curaçao aboard the galliot Nieuwer Amstel. De Sille kept a journal of the four-month journey to Curaçao and back; his journal offers a unique insight into mid-seventeenth-century shipping activities at Curaçao. De Sille’s chronicle of his two-month stay on the island depicts Curaçao as it emerged as a hub for the Dutch transatlantic slave trade.