"Calsis Hispanica celeberrima quae anno celeberrimo…", Orlers, Jan Jansz.
Period: 1612 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 9 inches
30.2 x 22.9 cm
Grand battle scene of the routing of the Spanish Armada by the English off the coast of Calais and Gravelines in 1588 in the English Channel. The foreground shows a sinking Spanish ship with people clinging to wreckage as the battle rages around them. This is from a German history by Jan Orlers, with engravings by J. de Gheyn and J. Matham.
A dark impression on a sheet with a 2" repaired tear on the bottom. Lower blank margin with one binding hole.