Encounter with the crew of two small Russian ships, 28 July 1597
Veer, Gerrit de
In the foreground the encounter between the Russians and the expedition members is depicted, with the Russians offering some smoked birds. In the background, we see the Russians tasting the water supply of the expedition members and the two groups making fire and cooking together. Left, the two boats of the expedition; to the right, the somewhat larger vessels of the Russians.
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.