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The Dutch former Colonies

Persia ( Iran )

Persia,  Iran , Isaphan
Persia,  Iran , Isaphan
* Esfahan (of Ispahan) (1623-1747)
Esfahan (or Ispahan). Factory from 1623-1747. Hoofdcomptoir and management 1623-1638. Product: silk.
In 1623 Huybert Visnich established a trading station in Isfahan and concluded a commercial treaty with the Shah. Esfahan, was the capital of the kingdom of Persia. The VOC bought silk from the shah in exchange for spices and military protection. The VOC was obliged to maintain its office in Ispahan due to the endless negotiations with the shah about trading concessions. In 1722 Ispahan was conquered by the Afghans, during this time the Dutch, were kept virtual prisoners in their factory. In 1727 the factory had to be abandoned because the inner city was to be reserved for Afghans only. The Dutch staff moved to Jolfa. In 1747 the VOC office was closed
* Bandar-e Abbas (of Gamron) (1623-1766)

Bandar-e Abbas (or Gamron). Factory from 1623-1766. Hoofdcomptoir and management 1638-1755. Products: silk, rose oil, wool.
The VOC founded an office in Gamron in 1623. Here the VOC purchased wool and attar of roses and above all silk. Besides spices and cotton fabrics, the VOC also sold porcelain, opium and Japanese lacquer work. Gamron had a garrison comprising around 20 European employees and 20 Persian staff. In 1729 the Dutch attempted, without success, to move their factory from Bandar-e Abbas to the island of Hormuz. In 1758 the company decided to close the station at Bandar-e Abbas.

* Kharg. Fort Mosselstein (1750-1766)
Kharg Factory 1750-1766. Fort Mossel Stein.
Around 1750 the VOC was found in a lodge Kharg (also known Kareek), an island in the north of the Persian Gulf, near Basra. On this island was Javanese sugar and Indian textiles sold. However it soon became apparent this post is not profitable to be partly due to the high cost of construction and occupation of the Fort Mossel Stein.
In 1766, the establishment of the Dutch by the Persian army completely plundered.

A Dutch trading station was opened at Kerman in 1659, it remained in operation, with interruptions, until 1744. The town of Kerman was know for its wool trade.

Khark is an island in the north of the Persian Gulf near Basra. In Khark the Baron Tido von Kniphausen, formerly V.O.C. agent in Bassora, built a fort (Fort Mosselstein) in 1753 were Javanese sugar and Indian textiles were offered for sale. In 1766 the Dutch fort was plundered by the Persian army.
* Bandar-e Kong(1665-1753)
Al Basrah (now Iraq). Factory. 1645-1646; 1651-??)
Band-e Kong (or Congo). Factory 1665-1753.

Product: beads.