Letter pouch of Michiel de Ruyter, Anonymous, 1650 - 1675

Letter pouch of Michiel de Ruyter, Anonymous, 1650 - 1675

leather, l 10.3cm × w 17.8cm × t 0.9cm. More details

Admiral de Ruyter perhaps had this letter pouch made during one of his campaigns against the Barbary pirates who were menacing the Mediterranean from their bases on the North African coast. Part of his strategy was to conduct regular negotiations with North African potentates in cities such as Salee, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. This case may be a souvenir of one of those trips ashore.

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