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The bay of Mauritius


The bay of Mauritius

Anoniem / Anonymous / Oossaan, Aart Dircksz / Wybrants, Sander

An illustration of an exotic shore with beach showing many men at work; in the foreground a man is fishing, to the right a man 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 and in the middle a tree bearing the coats of arms of Zeeland, Amsterdam and Holland.

This illustration also shows the Mauritius roadstead.

However the caption accompanying another, comparable illustration (RP-P-OB-47-490) identifies this as St. Losie on Madagascar. Given that the original illustration comes from the travel journal of Jacob van Neck and Wijbrant van Warwijck, who stopped for refreshments on Mauritius, it is highly unlikely that Madagascar is pictured here.

The print RP-P-OB-75-375 is the mirror image of RP-P-OB-75-379.

The image Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 511 K 23 na p. 216 is the mirror image of another image held by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr.197 J 16 p. 251. The image held by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 197 J 16 p. 251, also shows the East Indiamen.

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

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Sources and literature

Montanus, A., Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien (168x)