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Hospitality on Banda


Hospitality on Banda

Anoniem / Anonymous

View of a square peopled with men in headcloths. In the centre two people are shown, each with sword and shield. Those sitting on the ground have a banana leaf with a meal in front of them. In the background a fence with seated before it, nine people busy preparing food. This is an example of a so-called 'guests' meal'.

According to the index in 'Begin ende Voortgang' the illustration is entitled Der Bandesers Gastmalen.

Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, inv. nr. O 60 641, p. 23.

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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)