Although Netherlands sent many
expeditionary parties to Joseon since 1610 with deep
concern and purpose of having trade with Joseon, it
failed to realize results.
However, when Hamel and his mates got shipwrecked in
Jeju-do in 1653 and then escaping to Japan in 1666 and
returning to their country in 1668, again, the idea
of Joseon with plenty of gold and silver was again heightened
¡ºThe Journal of Hendrick Hamel¡»mentioned
the trade of Joseon as well as the details of their
shipwreck. It served as a stimulus forVOC to build the
Corea to use only for trade with Joseon.
However, the Corea never made
a voyage to Joseon. What were the reasons?
Since Joseon was badly off and VOC had to continue its
relationswith Japan, VOC judged that maintaining relations
with Japan was more reasonable than some profits made
in trade with Joseon.
Finally, in 1671, VOC gave up trade with Joseon. According
to the letter by VOC to Batavia, if it continued its
attempt to have trade with Joseon, China's obstruction
and Japan's jealousy would be expected. VOC could not
help giving up trade with Joseon so as not to lose a
chance to trade with Japan.
For this reason, the Corea left
Netherlands and arrived in Batavia on April 2, 1670,
but did not go to Joseon. On Nov. 15, 1679, the Coera
was scraped in Batavia.