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The king of Achin with several Dutchmen


The king of Achin with several Dutchmen

Anoniem / Anonymous

This illustration depicts several buildings with in the foreground the king of Achin and his female bodyguards seated under a canopy. To the right food is being offered to several Dutchmen seated on the ground. In the background armed men with elephants lead away three Europeans with their hands before their eyes. In the background left two vessels lie at anchor. The illustration shows the king of Achin with his bodyguards. The Dutch have been invited by him for a meal.

According to the index of 'Begin ende Voortgang', the illustration is entitled: Hoe de Ionghen Koninck van Achin, hem van Vrouwen laet dienen.

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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)