Author:Francisco Pelsaert

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Francisco Pelsaert
(c. 1591 – c. 1630)

Dutch merchant; in charge of the Batavia when it was shipwrecked in 1929.


Of Pelsaert's few works, all of which were in Dutch, only one has been translated into English. This is his journals of the voyage and shipwreck of the Batavia, and the subsequent mutiny and massacre amongst the marooned survivors. This work has made its way into English by a number of paths:

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.