Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dutch East India Company's drawings of people, animals and plants from Asia and Africa

These illustrations are taken from one of two journals kept by a German recruit to the Dutch East India Company. Jörg Franz Müller was a gunsmith who enlisted as a midshipman aboard vessels of the Dutch East India Company that sailed between Europe and Batavia (in Indonesia) from 1669 to 1682.

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