Abraham Sever elephants in Netherlands


Abraham Sever
A drawing of Abraham Sever with his elephant at the time it was paraded in Dundee for entertainment, 1705.
A drawing of Abraham Sever with his elephant at the time it was paraded in Dundee for entertainment, 1705.

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Abraham Sever elephants, Netherlands .


Comments / picturesBertel Verhagen toured Europe in the 1860s with his female Indian elephant. When Bartel Verhagen died in 1703, his assistant Jan Janszoon rented her to Abraham Sever who brought her to Scotland and Edinburgh.

Legends tell about that Abraham Sever kept this elephant upstairs in his apartment in Edinburgh, causing a baker downstairs a lot of problems, but the story seems very unlikely. There is a letter from Sever to Edinburghs officials where he apply to show the elephant in Edinburgh.


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Koehl, Dan (2021). Abraham Sever, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3306. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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