Auction 134, Lot 456

"Classis bis mille & octingentarum navium omnibus belli copijs onustarum ductore Illustriss. Principe Mauritio , in Flandriam appulsa est. XXII Junii MVI", Orlers, Jan Jansz.

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1625 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 9 inches
49.3 x 22.9 cm

Panoramic view illustrating Maurice of Orange's preparations for the Battle of Nieuwpoort, or Battle of the Dunes, a decisive battle in the fight for Dutch independence from Spanish rule. This engraving shows Maurice's army of 12 infantry regiments and 25 cavalry cornets crossing the Scheldt Estuary in a multitude of small vessels on June 22, 1600.


Condition: B

A light impression, otherwise very good. Remargined at left to accommodate framing. Tissue repair of small paper crack on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2010