In France from 1599 to 1789, more than 70 of such companies came into existence, but after 1770, when the great Compagnie des Indes orientales went into liquidation, they were almost abandoned, and finally perished in the general sweeping away of privileges which followed on the outbreak, of the Revolution.
Flournoy, Des Indes a la Planete Mars (Geneva, 1900; there is an English translation published in London); Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, passim.
The MS. account of his adventures, Bref Discours des Choses plus remarquables que Samuel Champlain de Brouage a recognises aux Indes Occidentales, is in the library at Dieppe.
Ii., in Stamford's Compendium (London, 1894); Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch-Indie (the Hague, 1895-1904); Guide a traders la section des Indes neerlandaises, Paris Exhibition (the Hague, 1900); A.
In the prospectus of Law's great Compagnie des Indes Occidentales the cultivation of silk occupies a place among the glowing attractions which allured so many to disaster.