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Auction 195, Lot 804

"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuyden op den 26 Augusti 1652", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Prints - Ships

Period: 1687 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 10.1 inches
35.3 x 25.7 cm
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Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English. 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 life boats, swimming sailors and foundering ships. There are 24 Dutch ships named at bottom, some identify the captains as well.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression on a watermarked sheet with light dampstaining and foxing along the edges of the sheet, just entering the image a bit at top.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2023