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SEA SERPENT SWALLOWS THE ROYAL FLEET
Bijapur, Deccan, India, 1670; opaque watercolour on paper; AKM167
This illustration belongs to a romantic tale whose characters, throughout the narrative, travel to faraway lands where they are embroiled in daring escapades. No matter what kind of strange or perilous situation they might encounter, the navy depicted here has fearlessly set forth in a spirit of adventure.