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.Please contact Koninklijke Bibliotheek for reuse and copyrights.