Raising the boards of the boat, May 1597
Veer, Gerrit de
The boards of the boat are raised with extra planks in preparation for the retun journey. Some planks are taken from the Safe House for the purpose. In the background a polar bear attack.
From the Wahrhafftige Relation, the German version of Gerrit de Veer’s journal, published in 1598. (See under ‘documentation’ for details.)Please contact Rijksmuseum Amsterdam for reuse and copyrights.