"Zee Slagh voor Gibralter in den Jaere MDCVII", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Period: 1745 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 10.5 inches
36.8 x 26.7 cm
Great view of the naval Battle of Gibraltar that took place on April 25, 1607 during the Eighty Years' War. The battle ensued when a Dutch fleet, led by Admiral Jacob van Heemskerk, surprised and engaged a Spanish fleet anchored at the Bay of Gibraltar. During the four hours of action, the entire Spanish fleet, led by Don Juan Alvarez de Avila, was destroyed. A key at bottom identifies the important admirals and captains.
The side margins have been extended to better accommodate framing.