Two sides of a duit, a coin minted in 1735 by the VOC. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Two sides of a duit, a coin minted in 1735 by the VOC. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Union and Apartheid-era South African money featuring Jan van Riebeck. He is no longer featured on South African money, which MIGHT have something to do with the fact that he begged the Dutch East India Company to let him enslave the natives.

Union and Apartheid-era South African money featuring Jan van Riebeck. He is no longer featured on South African money, which MIGHT have something to do with the fact that he begged the Dutch East India Company to let him enslave the natives.

Castle of Good Hope  the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

Castle of Good Hope the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

Kaart met de gewesten van de VOC Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-fackel V, Amsterdam 1689.

Kaart met de gewesten van de VOC Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-fackel V, Amsterdam 1689.

Kasteel de Goede Hoop Gateway - Gateway to the Castle of Good Hope.  Cape Town.  SOUTH AFRICA.

Kasteel de Goede Hoop Gateway - Gateway to the Castle of Good Hope. Cape Town. SOUTH AFRICA.

Company Gardens in Cape Town - The garden was originally created in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers and provided fertile ground to grow fresh produce to replenish ships rounding the Cape.

Company Gardens in Cape Town - The garden was originally created in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers and provided fertile ground to grow fresh produce to replenish ships rounding the Cape.

he Castle of Good Hope was first called the "Fort de Goede Hoop". It was built in Cape Town by Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch merchant sent by the Dutch East-India Trading Company in 1652 to set up a stop-over where traders could stop to stock up on fresh vegetables and meat en route from Europe to Asia.

he Castle of Good Hope was first called the "Fort de Goede Hoop". It was built in Cape Town by Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch merchant sent by the Dutch East-India Trading Company in 1652 to set up a stop-over where traders could stop to stock up on fresh vegetables and meat en route from Europe to Asia.

Flag and pennants of the Batavian Republic. The canton features the Netherlands Maiden. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Flag and pennants of the Batavian Republic. The canton features the Netherlands Maiden. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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