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Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert, naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien inhoudende een corte beschryvin

Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563-1611) left the Netherlands for Spain in December 1593 to continue his training as a merchant. The commercial ambitions of this adventurous son of a public notary in Haarlem reached, however, much further than the borders of the Iberian peninsula. While pursuing his fortune he gained the confidence of the Archbishop of Goa, which made him the first Dutchman to get an…