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Saturday, January 21, 2017

SUNDAY LIGHT - AMOROUS MALAYS





The Malays and Javanese, hand-coloured copper engraving from Jan van Linchoten, Itinerary 1596. The legend reads 'Inhabitants of Malacca, the best speakers, the most polite, and the most amorous of the East Indians. Inhabitants of Java, who are hard-headed and obstinate. (Antiques of the Orient).

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