The true interest and political maxims, of the republic of Holland [electronic resource] : Viz. I. Of the nature, product, and advantages of Holland. II. Of the fishing-trade, &c. of Holland. III. Why heavy taxes have not drove the fishing-trade, &c. out of Holland. IV. Of the antient state of manufactures, fisheries, and navigation in Europe. V. That Holland is a richer merchandizing country than ever was in the world. VI. That all monopolies are prejudicial to Holland. VII. The great advantages of colonies to Holland. VIII. Of the Interest of Holland in relation to foreign princes and states. IX. That a free navigation ought to be kept. X. Of alliances, particularly with England. XI. That Holland, under a Stadbolder, was in continual broils and tumults. XII. That Holland, during its free government, is very well able to resist all foreign power. XIII. That Holland, united with utrecht only, is able to defend herself against all the potentates of the world, &c. &c. &c. Written by that great statesman and patriot, John de Witt, grand-pensioner of Holland. Translated from the original dutch. To which is prefixed, (never before printed) historical memoirs of the illustrious brothers Cornelius and John de Witt. By John Campbell, Esq
- Court, Pieter de la, approximately 1618-1685
- Uniform Title:
- Aanwissing der heilsams politike Gronden en Maximen van de Republike van Holland. English
- London : Printed for J. Nourse, at the Lamb, opposite Katherine-Street, in the Strand, 1746.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xc, 6 unnumbered pages, 420 pages)
- Additional Creators:
- Witt, Johan de, 1625-1672
- Slavery and anti-slavery: a transnational archive. Part 2: Slave trade in the Atlantic world
- Wrongly attributed to Jan de Witt; in fact by Pieter de la Court.
A translation of 'Aanwissing der heilsams politike Gronden en Maximen van de Republike van Holland', 1669, a revised and enlarged edition of 'Interest van Holland' published in 1662 without his consent, and with alterations and the addition of two chapters (hoofdstukken) and part of another by Johan de Witt. Cf. Van der Aa, Biog. woordenb. III. (1858) p. 787-789, and Fruin, R. Aandeel van de Witt aan het 'Interest can Holland' de Frds, 1865, II, 459 (NUC).
A reissue, with a cancel titlepage, of 'Political maxims of the state of Holland', London, 1743.
Reproduction of the original from the University of London's Goldsmiths' Library.
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