'The gallies and their manner of rowing'

    Date
    1684-1685
    Creator
    Samuel Baron (Dutch) , Merchant
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (page): 455mm
    width (page): 587mm
    Description
    'The Gallies and their Manner of Rowing', showing a galley ship, manned by galley slaves, in action. Samuel Baron copied the image after an original by an unknown local artist for inclusion in his 'A description of the kingdom of Tonqueen', Vol VI, Plate 3.

    Drawings of the customs and manners of Hanoi, Vietnam, to accompany the written description of Samuel Baron (fl. 1670s-90s) of Fort St George, Madras. Engraved versions of these illustrations were later published as part of A collection of voyages and travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, ed. by Awsham and John Churchill (London, 1732). Manuscript amendments and inscriptions indicate some pre-publication correction, probably by the printer.
    Object history
    In 1686, Samuel Baron sent his manuscript 'Description of Tonqueen' from Fort St George, Madras to Robert Hooke and Robert Hoskins. The manuscript was not published until 1732 when it appeared in the sixth volume of the second and subsequent editions of Awnsham and John Churchill, A Collection of Voyages and Travels, 6 vols (London, 1732).

    The text has been published as an edition in 2006, as Samuel Baron and Christoforo Borri, Views of Seventeenth-Century Vietnam: Christoforo Borri on Cochinchina and Samuel Baron on Tonkin, ed. by Olga Dror and K. W. Taylor (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006).
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Asia
          > Vietnam
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17474
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