Babirusa from Nieuhof’s Remarkable Voyages

Title

Babirusa from Nieuhof’s Remarkable Voyages

Subject

World history -- Early works to 1800.
Indonesia -- Description and travel.

Description

This is likely a depiction of a babirusa, which is native to Indonesia. Here it is presented in a slender, dog-like posture. In the natural world, the babirusa more closely resembles a boar.

Creator

Nieuhoff, Johannes

Source

Remarkable Voyages and Travells [sic] into Brazil, and the Best Parts of the East-Indies

Publisher

T'Amsterdam : Voor de weduwe van Jacob van Meurs, op de Keizers-gracht.

Date

1682

Rights

Public domain

Format

image

Type

jpeg

Collection

Citation

Nieuhoff, Johannes, “Babirusa from Nieuhof’s Remarkable Voyages,” Digital Exhibits, accessed March 20, 2019, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4658.