Library Curator, Susannah Helman, will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the current season’s iteration of the Library’s Treasures Gallery in this series.

This week Susannah tells the story of the rivalry between the English and Dutch East India Trading Companies through four 17th and 18th century maps in the collection.

The maps mentioned in this digital tour are:

  • C. J. Visscher, The Naval Battle of Bantam, 1603,
  • Die Homannischen Erben (Homann Heirs), Batavia, the Dutch east India Company’s World Famous Main Trading and Warehouse City in Asia, on the Great Island of Java, 1762, 
  • John Senex, A New Map of India & China: From the Latest Observations, 1721,
  • Robert Laurie and James Whittle, Laurie and Whittle’s New chart of the Indian and Pacific Oceans between the Cape of Good Hope, New Holland and Japan, 1797,