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Engraving of Dutch medal with whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1688-1690
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Page 136 from a book, featuring an engraving of both sides of a Dutch medal. On one side is a sea scene with three island or peninsula cities and several small boats, and a small dolphin flanked by two pots. On the other is a farmer driving his oxen during a lightning storm. Text in French, above and on verso (p. 135), describes the history of Zeeland as it relates to interesting medals.


AF-DD-2189E

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