Model of the 58-gun East Indiaman Merkurius, anonymous, 1747

Model of the 58-gun East Indiaman Merkurius, anonymous, 1747

wood, brass, iron, mica, rope, textile and paint, h 234cm × l 290cm × w 117cm. Catalogue entry

This ship’s model was once a showpiece at the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company in Middelburg. In 1849 ownership of the by-then highly dilapidated model was transferred to the Naval Ministry, which had it restored. The model represents a characteristic type of East India-man built in Zeeland in the early 18th century. Although the model bears a name and year of construction, there is no mention of a Merkurius from 1747 in company records.

On display in room 0.13 1602 Trade with the East: VOC

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