Auction 113, Lot 818

"De Zeeslagh der Noordt Hollanders tegens den Graef van Bossu, op den 11 en 12 van October in den Jaere 1573", Le Clerc, Jean

Subject: Ships - Sea Battles

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Geschiedenissen der Vereenigde Nederlanden

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.3 inches
33.8 x 26.2 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.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with some spots and minor fold separation in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/7/2005