Auction 102, Lot 545

"Zee-Slagh tusschen den Graaf van Bossu, en den Noordt Hollanders, voorgevallen den 11 en 12 October 1573", Le Clerc, Jean

Subject: Ships

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.4 x 10.5 inches
34 x 26.7 cm

This copper engraving depicts the great sea battle fought between the Spanish and the Dutch in 1573. This was an important battle in the 80-Years War in which the Count of Bossu (Spanish) was captured by the Dutch. Fabulous scene with various types of ships engaged in a fierce battle. In the foreground is a scene of two row boats filled with men in hand-to-hand combat.

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Condition: A

Bottom fold separated in blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/5/2003

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