CDR-1279: SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade

"Vermeer's Hat, the Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World," by Timothy Brook provided inspiration for this Image Set. Sailing west, an endless need for beaver pelts (for hats)from North America and then Canada opened the door to trade on a scale not known before. With China the ultimate goal and destination and the lure of silk, brocade and porcelain (esp. blue and white, the basis for Delftware) and the need for silver, the currency of the day, merchants were competing with each other across the seas. 59 Dutch and 20 English ships sailed for Asia in 1610; ten years later there were 148 Dutch and 53 English, with many never arriving at their destination. The discovery of tobacco in America provided ballast for sailing east; slaves from Africa filled the ships going west. Silver mines in Peru provided the much needed silver (currency of the day) and the popularity and pleasures associated with tobacco all across Europe encouraged settlements along the east coast of the Americas. "The idea of a common humanity was emerging, and with it the possibility of a shared history."



Mhf-0550
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Title: Young Lady with Pearl Necklace
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-64097
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Title: Port of Canton, China
Creator(s): English School
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-1954
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Title: Dutch Ships on a Harbour
Creator(s): Willem van de Velde I
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
XZL-151581
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Title: Chinese Junk, illustration from 'Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, His Discourse of Voyages into East and West Indies'
Creator(s): Jan van Doetechum the Younger
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XZL-151582
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Title: Boats in Goa, illustration from 'Jan Hughen van Linschoten, His Discourse of Voyages into East and West Indies'
Creator(s): Jan van Doetechum the Younger
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lcc-1006
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Title: Dish with Lychee Design
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lcc-1015
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Title: Jar with Underglaze Blue Design of Figures Playing Musical Instruments & Chess, Reading Book and Looking At Painting
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lcc-1016
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Title: Jar with Underglaze Blue Design of Figures Playing Musical Instruments & Chess, Reading Book and Looking At Painting
Description: Detail of figures playing chess
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-192301
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Title: Octagonal Mei- P'ing vase with white and blue decoration, from Baoding, Hebei
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-3221
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Title: Vase
Creator(s): Daniel Marot the Elder
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-59072
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Title: Apothecaries' drug jars
Creator(s): English School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-06324
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Title: Cup
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-63541
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Title: Sea chest
Creator(s): German School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-65459
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Title: Frontispiece to 'De mari libero', by Hugo Grotius and Paulus van Merula 'de Maribus'
Creator(s): English School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-2464
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Title: A Maid Asleep
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mhm-0062
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Title: View of Amsterdam
Creator(s): Rembrandt van Rijn
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0628
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Title: View of Delft after Explosion of the Powder Magazine
Creator(s): Egbert van der Poel
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-07596
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Title: View of Delft after the Explosion of the Gunpowder Arsenal on October 12, 1654
Creator(s): Herman Saftleven II
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1427
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Title: Four Tulips: Boter man (Butter Man), Joncker (Nobleman), Grote geplumaceerde (The Great Plumed One), and Woorwint (With the Wind)
Creator(s): Jacob Marrel
Description: watercolor on vellum
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mhf-0363
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Title: The Geographer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0364
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Title: The Geographer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: principal detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-1975
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Title: Woman Holding a Balance
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-3601
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Title: Woman with a Lute
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-61983
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Title: View of Macao, China
Creator(s): George Chinnery
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-53715
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Title: A Dutch Merchant Ship off a Rocky Coast
Creator(s): Cornelis Verbeeck
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-55527
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Title: The Arrival of Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter (1607-76) in Amsterdam
Creator(s): Abraham Storck
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-57119
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Title: A Spanish Treasure Ship Plundered by Francis Drake (c.1540-96) in the Pacific
Creator(s): Dutch School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-66223
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Title: Captain Bartholomew Roberts (1682-1722) with two ships, the 'Royal Fortune' and 'Ranger' takes sail in Whydah Road on the coast of Guiney, January 11th 172?
Creator(s): English School
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Mhf-0653
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Title: Ships in Rough Sea
Creator(s): Ludolf Backhuysen I
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0654
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Title: Ships in Rough Sea
Creator(s): Ludolf Backhuysen I
Description: ships on high sea
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-169102
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Title: View of Antwerp Harbour, detail of right hand section
Creator(s): Flemish School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-178703
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Title: Taking of the 'Kent' by Robert Surcouf in the Gulf of Bengal, 7th October 1800
Creator(s): Louis Garneray
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-54437
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Title: Map of North-eastern Brazil
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-107047
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Title: Departure from Lisbon for Brazil, the East Indies and America
Creator(s): Theodore de Bry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XZL-148122
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Title: Expedition Setting out from Seville for America in 1498
Creator(s): Alonso Sánchez Coello
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-169308
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Title: Arrival of Dutch Leaders in Guinea: Negotiation for Purchase of Slaves Destined to be Sold Back to Spanish Conquistadors
Creator(s): Theodore de Bry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-62630
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Title: The Landing of Negroes at Jamestown from a Dutch Man-of-War, 1619
Creator(s): Howard Pyle
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-161786
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Title: Tobacco pot depicting a tobacconist, from a Bordeaux Workshop
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-57097
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Title: A Privy Chamber with Pipe and Tankard
Creator(s): English School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-57126
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Title: A Tobacco Plant
Creator(s): English School
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education