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A 'tiger' being shot on Batavia


A 'tiger' being shot on Batavia

Philips, Jan Caspar / Balen, Matijs / Braam, J. van / Linden, Gerard onder de

A tiger being shot on Batavia.

The plate is taken from the work 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien' by Francois Valentyn.

The tiger had escaped from his stall and wandered about freely inside Batavia castle until it was shot.

A striking detail is that the 'teiger' depicted is spotted.

Various figures on the square are depicted running away in fear.

The socalled tiger is probably a leopard.

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Sources and literature

Valentijn, François, Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën (1724-1726)