Auction 161, Lot 754

"De Galeyen van Frederik Spinola door 's Landts Oorlogs Scheepen Overseilt in den Jaere 1602", Leti, Gregorio

Subject: Prints - Ships

Period: 1690 (published)

Publication: Teatro Belgico

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.4 inches
33.5 x 26.4 cm

Scene of the Battle of Sluis between Dutch warships and Spanish galleys (under the command of an Italian nobleman named Frederico Spinola). The battle took place in the Mediterranean during the Eighty Years' War in 1602. The sea is filled with capsized boats and drowning men while a small crowd has gathered onshore to observe the battle. Engraved by Jan Luyken.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LETI-2a.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on paper with a jester watermark, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and tiny centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017

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