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Kort en Bondigh Verhael, van 't gene op het schoone Eylandt Formosa

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1885,1114.143

  • Title (object)

    • Kort en Bondigh Verhael, van 't gene op het schoone Eylandt Formosa
  • Description

    A broadside on the siege of the Dutch Fort Zeelandia in Formosa (Taiwan) by Chinese forces; with an engraving showing 17 scenes, in the centre showing an aerial view of Fort Zeelandia under siege, at the top four portraits of Dutch men, at the bottom a map of Taiwan, and on the sides various scenes of cruel acts of the Chinese against Dutch settlers; with engraved inscriptions and lettering A-K, and with letterpress title, text in three columns, and legend. (n.p.: 1661)

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1661
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 468 millimetres (printed area)
    • Width: 338 millimetres (printed area)
    • Height: 284 millimetres (engraving)
    • Width: 335 millimetres (engraving)
  • Curator's comments

    From 30 April 1661 a large Chinese fleet besieged the Dutch Zeelandia and Provintia. On 4 May 1661 Fort Provintia capitulated, and on 1 February 1662 Fort Zeelandia surrendered to the Chinese.
    For German copies, see Paas P2585 and P2586.

    Ref.:
    van Stolk 2291

  • Bibliography

    • Muller 1863-1882 2176 bibliographic details
    • Paas 1985 continuing PA489 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Broadsides D+F 1661 Imp)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1885

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1885,1114.143

A broadside on the siege of the Dutch Fort Zeelandia in Formosa (Taiwan) by Chinese forces; with an engraving showing 17 scenes, in the centre showing an aerial view of Fort Zeelandia under siege, at the top four portraits of Dutch men, at the bottom a map of Taiwan, and on the sides various scens of cruel acts of the Chinese against Dutch settlers; with engraved inscriptions and lettering A-K, and with letterpress title, text in three columns, and legend. (n.p.: 1661)

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A broadside on the siege of the Dutch Fort Zeelandia in Formosa (Taiwan) by Chinese forces; with an engraving showing 17 scenes, in the centre showing an aerial view of Fort Zeelandia under siege, at the top four portraits of Dutch men, at the bottom a map of Taiwan, and on the sides various scens of cruel acts of the Chinese against Dutch settlers; with engraved inscriptions and lettering A-K, and with letterpress title, text in three columns, and legend. (n.p.: 1661)

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