Illustration, lettered "B", to "A Further Justification of the Present War against the United Netherlands", 1673. The text (quoted by Stephens) explains the image: in the centre, two small angels hold a laurel wreath over a figure representing the Netherlands who stands before an elephant, her foot on the prostrate figure of Britannia clutching a peacock and resting against a globe; to the left, a fox with cross suspended from his neck looks up at the Netherlands; to the right, a bear regards the scene; in the foreground a Dutchman uses an axe to chop off the tails of a number of English dogs; in the background, two tapestries, the one on the left shows a scene in a large house with a Dutchman attacking a snake with an axe, the one on the right showing Jove destroying Phaeton's chariot. A Jesuit (presumably representing Spain) pushes aside one corner of the left hand tapestry to look out. 1673
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