Feudal Map of Japan between 1564 -73', (1903). Creator: Unknown
Feudal Map of Japan between 1564 -73', (1903). The feudal period of Japanese history was a time when powerful families (daimyo) and military warlords (shogun) ruled Japan. In 1543, a Portuguese trade ship landed introducing guns to Japanese society. From 'A History of Japan during the century of early foreign intercourse' (1542-1651) by James Murdoch, M.A. and Isoh Yamagata. [Kobe, Japan, 1903]
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The Murder of Mr. Koster by the Cingalese', Ceylon (Sri Lanka), pub. 1672. Creator
The Murder of Mr. Koster by the Cingalese', Ceylon (Sri Lanka): battle between Negumbo tribesmen & Dutch troops of Don Philippo Mascarenas, from 'Beschreibung der Ost-Indischen Kusten Malabar und Coromandel... als auch der Insel Zeylon...', pub. 1672 (engraving). A True and Exact Description of the most celebrated East-India Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel and also of the Isle of Ceylon; Father Philippus Baldaeus (1632-1672) was a missionary and representative of the Dutch East India Company in Ceylon for 10 years; The image depicts a passage from the book that briefly recounts the fate of Commodore William Jacob Koster, who, after claiming an area known as the Gale 'by storm', was 'treacherously murder'd by some of Raja's People', along with four of his Guards.
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A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail)
A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail). The entrance has a turret on which is a python, king of snakes and messenger of the god Olukun, ruler of the seas. The pillars supporting the turret have representations of the Portuguese. The door is flanked by four attendants, two on each side. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Date/Period: possibly 17th century. Place of Origin: Benin. Material Size: Brass, h=52cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin. Location: 09.
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