Auction 105, Lot 565

"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuiden op den 26 August 1652", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 10.4 inches
35.1 x 26.4 cm

Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English at Plymouth. Lord M. de Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the English. The sea is literally filled with ships all the way to the horizon and the water is littered with lifeboats, drowning sailors and debris. There are 24 Dutch ships named and several others without identification.

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Condition: A

Some soiling along edges, slightly intruding into plate, still very good.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2003

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