A JAPANESE COLOUR WOODBLOCK PRINT, NAGASAKI-É, DEPICTING A DUTCH EAST INDIAN SHIP, ORANDA SEN NO ZU, ENTITLED 'SON, MAAN, STERRE.'
Edo period, the original print is probably circa 1782, the present edition is a later smaller copy, perhaps taken from a book
H. 17.5 x W. 15 cm
Above the Dutch words, Son Maan Sterre are the Sino-Japanese equivalents of these words. In the top right-hand corner is a description of the ship, its dimensions and details concerning its equipment and crew. On the top left side is a table of distances in ri from Japan to some nine European and Asian countries including Holland, England, Portugal, Madagascar, Sumatra and Batavia.