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