My Book of Kells Colouring Book. pb

  • My Book of Kells Colouring Book.
  • 32 pages
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage and the lasting legacy of Dutch culture in New York, this book explores the life and times of a fascinating woman, her family, and her things. Margrieta was born in the Netherlands but lived at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world, in Malacca on the Malay Peninsula and in Flatbush, Brooklyn. When she came to New York in 1686 with her husband and set up a shop, she brought an astonishing array of Eastern goods, many of which were documented in an inventory made after her death in 1695.

Archival research has enabled the authors to reconstruct her story. This is a ground-breaking contribution to the histories of New York City, the Dutch overseas empire, women, and material culture.