Swashbuckler 1700

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The background in that last image is the most interesting part to me.

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(Note: This image is copyright of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. I include this only so I don't see it in a year and use it on my website. ;) )

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Here is a picture.

Oddly I can found this mainly from Russian sites which is too bad as I don't know the language really. The last seems it was scanned from a book (see when zooming in the modern printing marks).

THE WRECK OF THE ''GLOUCESTER'' OFF YARMOUTH, 6 MAY 1682 Johan Danckerts (1615-1687).

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/14842.html

Different variations

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Not the first time I post this, I think, but now it is much more detailed.

The Humours of a Wapping Landlady," publisher unknown, 1743

It features sailors drinking at a inn in Wapping in East London, a part of the city with particularly strong maritime culture. Wapping was also the site of 'Execution Dock', where pirates and other water-borne criminals faced execution by hanging.

To me it seems all of the males but the fiddler are sailors at least. In any case the main character dancing there is a sailor.

This is made over a decade after the great age of piracy, but still illustrative of mariners carousing and merrymaking on land in 1700s.

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Another version

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Later reprint of 1767

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Found here.

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Marlborough's Victories Playing Cards

Published in 1707, these are pictorially the most elaborately engraved set of playing cards ever issued, and demonstrate fully the adulation at that time accorded to the first Duke of Marlborough during his overseas battle campaigns.

Although primarily intended as a compliment to the Duke's successes, the pack deals with a variety of European political issues and includes several portraits of royalty connected with the campaigns. The spade suit comprises almost entirely a series of savage, not to say scurrilous, attacks upon the French king, Louis XIV.

Found here

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Another picture of some of the cards from a different site.

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Wenceslas Hollar A Flute Unknown date (author lived 1607-1677)

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Love them! You won't find cards like that in the average casino. But I feel like TI in Vegas should make an effort. :)

Marlborough's Victories Playing Cards

Published in 1707, these are pictorially the most elaborately engraved set of playing cards ever issued, and demonstrate fully the adulation at that time accorded to the first Duke of Marlborough during his overseas battle campaigns.

Although primarily intended as a compliment to the Duke's successes, the pack deals with a variety of European political issues and includes several portraits of royalty connected with the campaigns. The spade suit comprises almost entirely a series of savage, not to say scurrilous, attacks upon the French king, Louis XIV.

Found here

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Indeed

I first encountered these series of pictures on wed but later I found them The Pacific navigators by Oliver E. Allen, Time-Life Books

Time-Life Books, 1980 But then I found them on the web again. Mainly from Getty Images (for example this )
Some of the Watercolours from the log book/ journal of De Beauchesne, captain in the South Seas, 1698-1701. These features natives, French mariners and wildlife. I choose only ones with people in them while the animals were well drawn too. For more of these simple google De Beauchesne
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(people in this picture were referred as natives in the site's picture description.)
Then some variation from different picture sources
This was too large to put as a picture http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/arscan/IMG/jpg/fig-_3.jpg
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18th-century painting of Dirk Valkenburg showing plantation slaves during a Ceremonial dance. He lived during gaop and visited Surinam so the picture should be accurate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Valkenburg

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The importance of Netherlands in the 17th century is huge and be seen in the voluminous amount of artwork painted there. Here more Dutch paintings of ships and such.

 

The Battle of the Downs, 21 October 1639 (Painted some time later) Features Dutch and Spanish ships fighting. 

 

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Dutch attack on the Medway: the 'Royal Charles' carried into Dutch Waters, 12 June 1667

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Beach and Van Ghent destroy six Barbary ships near Cape Spartel, Morocco, 17 August 1670

 

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In the 17th Century Europeans entered Japan and while this was only a brief moment before Japan turned more inwards it produced some pictures too related to this.

Japanese (or at least East Asian) view of a Dutch ship made between 1600 and 1699

see https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/48746/Ship_Painting

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Miracle of St Frana board the ship Santa Cruz enroute to Macau and Japan, 17th-century, Spanish painting. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images); Lisbon, Museu De Marinha (Navy Museum).miracle-of-st-francis-xavier-aboard-the-cis Xavier

See http://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/news-photo/miracle-of-st-francis-xavier-aboard-the-ship-santa-cruz-news-photo/148276181

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Print depicting Huguenot aggression against Catholics at sea. Horribles cruautés des Huguenots, 16th century. 1587

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Some art pieces from National Maritime Museum's web collection

 

A Dutch Settlement in India

Made in 1670s by Backhuysen, Ludolf


Read more at http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/13411.html#saGUBkq6vI5QB43G.99

 

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A Spanish Three-Decker at Anchor off Naples

Made in 1669 by Willaerts, Abraham

Read more at http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/13377.html#BMX2GkgzgmYQjO5D.99

 

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