"Afbeelding van de Stad en Revier van Rochester, Chattam…1667", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Rochester, England
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.4 x 9.6 inches
34 x 24.4 cm
Lively copper engraving depicting one of the most famous battles in the war between the English and Dutch. The panorama depicts the region of Rochester and the entrance to the River Thames, where the Dutch fleet destroyed and captured numerous British ships, including the Royal Charles. The city of Rochester is well depicted; the river and bay are filled with burning ships. The hills overlooking the battle scene show numerous on-lookers and an army rushing into battle.
A nice impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark. There is light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins, a small paper flaw in the cloud at right, and two short tears in the top blank margin that have been professionally repaired.