Reconstruction of the archives of the VOC establishments

The aggregation of the descriptions of all VOC records in the world in one database provides for a virtual reconstruction of the administration of all 35 VOC establishments (kantoren), even when the original administration of the establishments has been lost.

In addition to the 35 listed kantoren, the VOC managed dozens of onderkantoren: trading posts and forts which for a shorter or longer period were subordinate to one of the listed establishments. Some of the 35 listed kantoren started or ended as a subordinate onderkantoor. The documents of the subordinate onderkantoren have been described in separate series in the reconstruction of the establishments.

Regularly, descriptions will be added to the VOC database, so the virtual reconstruction will expand likewise.
Please, refer to the help file for additional information how to use the Database of VOC Documents.
The help file will also keep you updated about which documents have been included in this database up till now.

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  Ambon: download virtual reconstruction - 717 KB

  Arakan: download virtual reconstruction - 22 KB

  Banda: download virtual reconstruction - 786 KB

  Banjermassin: download virtual reconstruction - 96 KB

  Bantam: download virtual reconstruction - 1104 KB

  Basra: download virtual reconstruction - 28 KB

  Batavia: download virtual reconstruction - 2272 KB

  Batavia Hoge Raad van Justitie: download virtual reconstruction - 197 KB

  Batavia ressort: download virtual reconstruction - 161 KB

  Bengalen: download virtual reconstruction - 1018 KB

  Canton: download virtual reconstruction - 123 KB

  Ceylon: download virtual reconstruction - 2782 KB

  Cheribon: download virtual reconstruction - 488 KB

  Coromandel: download virtual reconstruction - 1643 KB

  Jambi: download virtual reconstruction - 183 KB

  Japan: download virtual reconstruction - 172 KB

  Java's (Noord-) Oostkust: download virtual reconstruction - 2396 KB

  Kaap de Goede Hoop: download virtual reconstruction - 596 KB

  Kareek: download virtual reconstruction - 21 KB

  Makassar: download virtual reconstruction - 885 KB

  Malabar: download virtual reconstruction - 1394 KB

  Malakka: download virtual reconstruction - 780 KB

  Maskate: download virtual reconstruction - 12 KB

  Mokka: download virtual reconstruction - 98 KB

  Palembang: download virtual reconstruction - 613 KB

  Perzië: download virtual reconstruction - 486 KB

  Pontianak: download virtual reconstruction - 27 KB

  Quinam: download virtual reconstruction - 11 KB

  Siam: download virtual reconstruction - 213 KB

  Sumatra's Westkust: download virtual reconstruction - 644 KB

  Surat: download virtual reconstruction - 814 KB

  Taiwan: download virtual reconstruction - 124 KB

  Ternate: download virtual reconstruction - 910 KB

  Timor: download virtual reconstruction - 270 KB

  Tonkin: download virtual reconstruction - 38 KB

  Vengurla: download virtual reconstruction - 49 KB

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