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Bandanese vessel, also known as a coracora


Bandanese vessel, also known as a coracora

Anoniem / Anonymous

Depiction of an exotic canoe with side supports manned by rowers. The ship itself is packed with soldiers. The vessel is labelled: Coracora. In the foreground a strip of land with a man and a worman. This picture accompanies a description of the making of the ship.

According to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang', the illustration bears the title: Een Coracora ofte Galeye van Banda.

Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, inv. nr. O 60 64, p. 24.

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Sources and 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)