Blind-stamped monogram of the Dutch East India Company (17th cent.)

Blind-stamped monogram incorporating the initials A.V.O.C., representing the Amsterdam branch of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or Dutch East India Company. From the front cover of the first Malay language edition of the New Testament (Amsterdam, 1668), which was published at the expense of the Company expressly for use in evangelism overseas.