Saturday, February 04, 2006
I received my copy of the Rotterdamsche Historiebladen today
I had seen the Rotterdamsche Historiebladen referenced in Dr. Ballhausen's book, and I finally purchased a copy, which arrived today. Dr. Ballhausen wrote that in 1652, Jan (or Johan) Evertszoon de Liefde commanded the Directors' ship Jonas. That note is contained in this book. Actually seeing the source gives more confidence to the assertion that the Jonas was the ship Jan de Liefde commanded during the First Anglo-Dutch War.