"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuiden op den 26 August 1652", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Military, Ships
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.7 x 10.5 inches
34.8 x 26.7 cm
Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English. 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 life boats, swimming sailors and foundering ships. There are 24 Dutch ships named at bottom, some identify the captains as well.
There is a tiny spot in the sky, still very good.