Pieter Both Gouv.r Gener. van India

Method Copper engraving
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [c.1700]
Dimensions Image 287 x 172 mm, Sheet 293 x 177 mm
Notes A half-length portrait of Pieter Both, turned slightly to the right, wearing a fine doublet with a flat lace collar and belt. Both's family crest with a helmet with visor, three fleur-de-lis and a lily.

Inscription to top left corner, "K.K." and top right "No1".

Pieter Both (c. 1550-1615) was a Dutch colonist, who sailed to the East Indies in 1599-1601 and was later governor of the colony. On his way back to the Netherlands in 1615, two of his four ships shipwrecked in Mauritius and Both drowned. The second largest mountain in Mauritius, which has a peculiarly head-shaped rock at its top, and is named after Pieter Both.

Condition: Trimmed within plate mark and tipped to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £85.00
Stock ID 46075