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Rembrandt's Elephant, Following in Hansken's Footsteps
Rembrandt's elephant - following Hansken's footsteps is the story of the most famous elephant in the 17th century. Hansken was born in Sri Lanka and arrived in Amsterdam in 1633. Her owner earned a handsome income by teaching her tricks and touring Europe. Elephants were a great rarity in Europe at that time and wherever she went she evoked amazement and admiration. After her death Hansken's skeleton became the subject of study.
This bookis a follow up of the first edition in 2006.It is a treasury of new facts and insights. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Marjo Hoedemaker Elephant Foundation in Sri Lanka.
148 pages, many full colour reproductions, 21 x 21 cm. It is not a childrens book but due to its subject interesting to the older children. Also available in Dutch. Please select the right language.