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Refreshment station on Mauritius

Refreshment station on Mauritius
 
 

A depiction of an exotic coast with a beach where many men are working. In the foreground men are fishing. To the right a man stands on a raised platform before a group of people, behind him a smith and in the centre a cooper. On the left several exotic animals are portrayed and in the centre a tree bears the coats of arms of Zeeland, Amsterdam and Holland
According to a text on a similar picture (RP-P-OB-75-375), the print shows a bay on the island of Mauritius, for this print comes from 'Begin ende Voortgang'. The text below another, similar picture (RP-P-OB-47-490) mentions the harbour of St. Lucie, Madagascar
Key: The figures 1-12 lack an explanatory text; the notes are contained in 'Begin ende Voortgang'
This print is a mirror image of RP-P-OB-75-375
The title according to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang' reads: Wat op 't selvige Eylant gesien ende gevonden hebben
Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, inv. nr. O 60 64, p. 7.

creator Anoniem / Anonymous

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period

1598

material

paper

category print
technique

woodcut

inscriptiion

- Anoniem / Anonymous

dimension

ca. 150 x 210 mm

number

RP-P-OB-75-379

owner Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
location(s) Mahebourg

Person   fauna   survey / view   factory / workshop  

Literature

  • Commelin, Isaac, Begin ende Voortgangh / van de Vereenighde Nederlandsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie: Vervatende De Voornaemste Reysen / by de Inwoonderen derselver Provincien derwaerts gedaen. (-, 1646)