Auction 89, Lot 354

"Zee -Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Admiraal Micheil de Ruiter en de Hr. Prins Robbert en Graaf de Estree…1673",

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Het leven en bedrijf van den Heere Michiel de Ruyter

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 10 inches
50.8 x 25.4 cm

Incredible copper engraving 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 life boats, swimming sailors and debris. There are 115 ships names and several others without identification. Beautifully colored.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/8/1999

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