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Hollar often travelled by boat along rivers and canals as well as on the open sea, avoiding the poor roads and the threat of thieves and highwaymen. Ships such as these plied the waters off the Netherlands, carrying passengers and merchandise. Similar vessels would have been used to cross the English Channel, which Hollar did a number of times. Storms, strong winds and tides meant that the crossing could take many days, and sometimes had to be abandoned altogether.
- A Dutch Freighter
- Production date
- 140 x 231 mm
- Nauis Mercatoria Hollandica, Vulgo Vliet (upper l.). W Hollar Fecit 1647 (lower l.). Verso; D1272 (l.l.). PD'. Inscribed verso bottom left, pencil, 'P1272'..
- Credit line
- Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
- Accession no
- Other ID
- 1272 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
- No known copyright restrictions
- International Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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