"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
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.
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.