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Quiringh van Brekelenkam: 'An Interior, with a Man and a Woman seated by a Fire'

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In the background is a map of the Netherlands, bearing the lion of Holland. As is often the case in 17th-century maps, north is not at the top but on the right.

The map is inscribed in the right background: 'H(?)AR(E?) GE(R?)WANIC UM / DE NO (O?)RT ZEE'. This is a faulty transcription of 'Mare Germanicum', Latin for the North Sea.

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