"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Admiraal Michiel de Ruiter en de Hr. Prins Robbert en Graaf de Estree ... 1673", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Prints Ships
Period: 1698 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 10.3 inches
49.8 x 26.2 cm
Incredible panorama depicting the battle of Kijkduin, in which Admiral de Ruyter defeated the combined fleets of the English and French on August 21, 1673. Lord M. de Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the English. The sea is literally filled with ships all the way to the horizon and the water is littered with lifeboats, drowning sailors and debris. There are 115 ships numbered and identified with the names of their captains, and several others without identification.
A nice impression, issued folding on a lightly toned sheet with minor soiling and some minute worm holes only visible when held to light.