View of a ship at Ventspils (Latvia), mid-17th century

This drawing of a ship at Ventspils (Latvia) dates from the mid-17th century and was made by Johann Streck. It symbolises the flourish of shipbuilding in the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia under Duke Jacob (1642-1682), which was partly achieved with the help of Dutchmen.

"Dukes of Courland Archives" (reference code: 554), inventory 1, no. 850d (5), Latvia State Historical Archives (Riga).