Portrait bust to the right within oval of Geerlof Suikers (1669-1717). Suikers was a Dutch historian and literary expert. Below the portrait a coat of arms. The print has a Latin caption. Suikers studied in Leiden, where he obtained his doctorate in law on 11 May 1690, after which he settled as a lawyer in 's-Hertogenbosch. Suikers is best known as the author of the first comprehensive general world history, written in the Dutch language by a Dutchman: "Algemeene ecclesiastical and secular Histories des Aardkloots (...)" Copper engraving by Pieter van Gunst (c. 1659 - 1731). Published in Amsterdam by Rudolph and Gerard Wetstein, ca. 1720. Signed in print. Source: Rijksmuseum, 2015.
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