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Ruy Freire de Andrade, 17th-century Portuguese naval commander and colonist, throws into a boiling cauldron the new-born baby of a family native to the Persian gulf islands.
Prisoners executed by torture in Persia. On the left, a woman is killed after the executioner has placed a rabid cat under her clothes. At the centre, prisoner tortured with hot irons.
A prisoner is executed by torture on the orders of Shah Abbas in Persia. On the right, a Portuguese merchant turns his head away from the horrendous sight.
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