Auction 121, Lot 820

"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Admiraal Michiel de Ruiter en de Hr. Prins Robbert en Graaf de Eftree…1673", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Prints Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Het leven en bedrijf van den Heere Michiel de Ruyter

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 10.5 inches
50 x 26.7 cm

Incredible panorama depicting the battle of Kijkduin, in which Admiral de Ruyter defeated the combined fleets of the English and French on August 21, 1673. 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 115 ships numbered and identified with the names of their captains, and several others without identification.

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Condition: B+

A good impression on a sheet with a nearly invisible repaired horizontal tear in the center.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007

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