Drawing of strange hammock on ship, fashioned by rope, from the famous Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem, Vienna.

Notes taken during the Symposium “Atlas Van der Hem”
Amsterdam, April 16, 2009 on the Atlas Blaeu – Van der Hem in the the Austrian National Library in Vienna on Hofburg square (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien).


Kees Kaldenbach





Hammock made out of rope, hanging from a peg in the wall and suspended from the ceiling. Also, to the left hand side a string of garlic (?) hanging down. Probably situated on a smelly below deck on a East India ship / Man O War.

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NEW. For the first time on Internet: The Huber Birds eye view, 1777, of Vienna / Wien kept in the same building.


Atlas van der Hem Catalogue Raisonné ;

Innocence Abroad: The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670 by Benjamin Schmidt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 450 pp.

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Updated 18 July 2016.