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The court of the great Mogul


The court of the great Mogul

Meurs, Jacob van / Anoniem / Anonymous

The court of the great Mogul.

Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag, Atlas van der Hagen, Deel 4, 1049B13_015. A mirror image of this plate is to be found in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 227K3 part X after p.76.

Bottom centre a key to the figures (1-11).-1. de Troon daer de groote Mogol sit. / 2. de Trappen tot de Koninck komen buygen: / 3. Muer vant diere perck. / 4. Muer vant Vrouwen hof. / 5 Buytenste ring / 6 Leyf wacht van den Mogol. / 7. t Ang of waterfonteijn. / 8 Tuyn vant Vrouwen hof. / 9. Vrouwenhof. /.10 Mosque. / 11 Dieren die voor hem passeeren.Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself.

This plate is taken from a description of Asia.

The publisher of this volume, Jacob van Meurs, was also an engraver. However it is not certain whether he was the engraver of these prints.

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Sources and literature

Dapper, Olfert, Asia of naukeurige beschrijving van het rijk des Grooten Mogols: en een groot gedeelte van Indiƫn (1672)