Monday, January 01, 2007
The hired ship Witte Olifant
The ship Witte Olifant was hired at Livorno for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The Witte Olifant was commanded by Sijbrant Jansz Mol. There is a famous Van de Velde picture of the Battle of Livorno, from the Rijksmuseum, showing the tafferel artwork for the Witte Olifant. The Witte Olifant is on the lower left of the picture.