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Refreshment station on Mauritius


Refreshment station on Mauritius

Anoniem / Anonymous

A depiction of an exotic coast with a beach where many men are working. In the foreground men are fishing. To the right a man stands on a raised platform before a group of people, behind him a smith and in the centre a cooper. On the left several exotic animals are portrayed and in the centre a tree bears the coats of arms of Zeeland, Amsterdam and Holland.

According to a text on a similar picture (RP-P-OB-75-375), the print shows a bay on the island of Mauritius, for this print comes from 'Begin ende Voortgang'. The text below another, similar picture (RP-P-OB-47-490) mentions the harbour of St. Lucie, Madagascar.

Key: The figures 1-12 lack an explanatory text; the notes are contained in 'Begin ende Voortgang'.

This print is a mirror image of RP-P-OB-75-375.

The title according to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang' reads: Wat op 't selvige Eylant gesien ende gevonden hebben.

Cf. Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, inv. nr. O 60 64, p. 7.

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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)