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Auction 100, Lot 501

"Africae pars Borealis", Luijken, Jan

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.2 inches
33 x 25.9 cm

Scene of a horrific battle between Dutch warships and Spanish galleys (under the command of an Italian nobleman named Frederick Spinola). The battle took place in the Mediterranean during the 80-Years War between Spain and The Netherlands in 1602. The sea is filled with capsized boats and drowning men while a small crowd has gathered onshore to observe the battle.


Condition: A

Light damp stain in margins.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2002