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A Dutch East India Company's Ship

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: etching
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1650
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 11 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Dutch; East India Company
Classification: ports and harbors

An etching of a Dutch East India Company's ship heading toward a busy Dutch port. The ship's stern and tafferel are ornately decorated with human figure reliefs. There are two gun-ports at the ship's stern. The starboard side is lined with gun-ports as well. On the dock, men and women go about their daily lives pulling carts, unloading and loading their boats.