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Geyser

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Zorgdrager, Cornelius Gisbert
Place made: Netherlands
Date made: 1723
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 9 3/4 in x 7 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Illustration of six men surrounding a small geyser emerging from the ground in a fiewld of horses, cows, and sheep with a small cabin in the background. In the distance, a ship flying a flag with a white cross on a dark background is anchored by a coastal village, behind which rise up mountains and an erupting volcano. One of the men holds on to a rope; the other end is tied to a leg of meat, which is being raised into the air by the geyser spout. Another man kneels down to touch the runoff water from the spout. In the top right is the page number, "Pag. 38"


AF-ND-0737