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Auction 108, Lot 9

"Het Leven en Bedryf van den heere Michiel de Ruiter…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1691 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 10.2 inches
16.5 x 25.9 cm
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Attractive title page from a later edition of this book on Dutch history and Lord Michiel de Ruyter, the famous admiral who spent much of his life fighting the Spanish in the 80-years war, the Barbary pirates, and finally the English and French. The sheet includes allegorical figures and a bust of the admiral set against a background of naval battle.


Condition: A

Crisp impression and fine color with soiled blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/29/2004