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A kora-kora boat with mainsail

A kora-kora boat with mainsail
 
 

A kora-kora boat with mainsail
Kora-koras were the most frequently used vessel type in the Moluccas. They were around ten metres long and extremely narrow, and were used for both trade and as men-o' war. The plate is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas.

creator Vingboons, Johannes

(assigned to)

period

1665 - 1668

material

paper

category drawing
technique

watercolour

dimension

57 x 36,5 cm

number

Van der Hem 40:16

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) Ambon Ternate

survey / view   ship / vessel   Person   European   Asians, Africans & Americans  

Literature

  • Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)