Auction 134, Lot 576

"Zee Slagh voor Gibralter in den Jaere MDCVII", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Gibraltar

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

The side margins have been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/1/2010

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