"Wass Gestaltt die Prinsigsche die Statt Amstelredam Erwise hen und Innemen am 23. Novemb: 1577", Hogenberg, Frans
Subject: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 x 19.1 cm
This scene shows the Watergeuzen's successful incursion on Amsterdam, led by Captain Helling. Amsterdam was loyal to Catholic King Phillip II of Spain, and it wasn't until this incursion that the city finally relented and followed the Satisfactie, a treaty that put the city under the authority of the Protestant Prince of Orange and the States of Holland.
This engraving was included in Hogenberg's Geschichtsblatter, or history broadsheets, which was a series of several hundred prints depicting various battles during the Dutch War of Independence, published between 1569 to 1637. After Frans Hogenberg's death in 1590, his publishing firm was continued well into the 17th century by his son, Abraham.
Nice impression and color on a mostly clean sheet.