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Navigatio ac Itinerarium Iohannis Hugonis Linscotani...

  • Object:

    book

  • Place of origin:

    The Hague (published)

  • Date:

    1599 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Linschoten, Jan Huyghen van, born 1563 - died 1633 (author)
    Henricus, Albertus (printer)

  • Museum number:

    38041800485583

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 63, The Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery

Physical description

2 v. in 1. 36 pl. (part fold.) 7 fold. maps. 32 cm.

Place of Origin

The Hague (published)

Date

1599 (published)

Artist/maker

Linschoten, Jan Huyghen van, born 1563 - died 1633 (author)
Henricus, Albertus (printer)

Descriptive line

Navigatio ac Itinerarium Iohannis Hugonis Linscotani...
Printed book illustrated with engravings including maps.

Labels and date

MOSQUE AND HINDU TEMPLE, IN 'THE VOYAGE AND JOURNEY TO THE EAST'
First published 1596
Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563-1611)

Linschoten was a Dutch merchant who published his observations on Indian customs when he returned to Europe after a decade abroad. Here Muslims wash outside the mosque on the right, while Hindu worshippers kneel in front of 'terrible statues of the gods' in a temple on the left. In describing unfamiliar cultures writers often focused on religious practices.

Netherlands, The Hague
Ink on paper; engraved illustrations
Navigatio ac itinerarium...in orientalem sive lusitanorum Indiam; 1599 edition
Museum no. 38041800485583
[24/03/2018]

Categories

National Art Library; Books

Collection

National Art Library

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