Auction 123, Lot 801

"Calsis Hispanica celeberrima quae anno celeberrimo…", Orlers, Jan Jansz.

Subject: Ships

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.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on a sheet with a 2" repaired tear on the bottom. Lower blank margin with one binding hole.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008