Auction 90, Lot 368

"De Zeeslagh der Noordt Hollanders tegens den Graef van Bossu, op den 11 en 12 van October in den Jaere, 1575",

Subject: Ships

Period: 1650 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10 inches
33.5 x 25.4 cm

This copper engraving depicts the great sea battle fought between the Spanish and the Dutch. This was an important battle in the 80-Years War in which the Count of Bossu (Spanish) was captured by the Dutch. Fabulous scene with various types of ships engaged in a fierce battle. In the foreground is a scene of two row boats filled with men in hand-to-hand combat.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/15/2000

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