Europische mercurius

   A Dutch “news book” (a typical early modern information source) published between 1690 and 1750 in Amsterdam (by, at different times, Timotheus ten Hoorn, Andries van Damme cum suis, and the Ratelband-Gerrevink family) and un til 1756 in The Hague (by Fredric Henric Scheurleer and then Ottho van Tol). The Europische Mercurius presented and commented on mainly political news from all parts of Europe twice a year in vol umes of about 300 quarto pages. It was meant for Dutch politicians, diplomats, merchants, and educated persons. Most of the editors have still not been identified.
   See also Press.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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