This drawing, by German traveller and sometime VOC employee Caspar Schmalkalden, depicts a Formosan aborigine running. In his hands he holds what appear to be noisemakers, which the accompanying poem refers to as his “Clink and Clank.” Source: Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek, Chart. B 533, fo. 284.

From How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in the seventeenth century by Tonio Andrade

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  • A Formosan, c. 1652 This drawing, by German traveller and sometime VOC employee Caspar Schmalkalden, depicts a Formosan aborigine running. In his hands he holds what appear to be noisemakers, which the accompanying poem refers to as his “Clink and Clank.” Source: Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek, Chart. B 533, fo. 284.