Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries

The Dutch Raid on the Medway and the Capture of the Royal Charles, 1667

€1,750.00
  • The Dutch Raid on the Medway and the Capture of the Royal Charles, 1667

Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries

The Dutch Raid on the Medway and the Capture of the Royal Charles, 1667

€1,750.00

A large spectacular view of the Battle on the Medway, Rotterdam, Dirk Langendijk, Mattheus de Sallieth, Dirk de Jong, 1782 (42 x 58 cm)

 

Title: ‘De beroemde onderneming op de rivieren van London en Rochester gedaan den 21, 22 en 23 Junii des jaars 1667’.

2017 is the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway, or the Battle of Chatham, as it is known in Holland, when the Dutch fleet sailed into the River Medway, set fire to a substantial part of the British fleet, capturing and taking away, the flagship, 'Royal Charles'.

This engraving shows  the Dutch Key players : Michiel de Ruyter, Cornelis de Witt, Jan van Brakel, in the centre of the image.

It comes with the , so called,  “key print’ : a small etching  (19,5 x 11,3 cm. platesize) showing the heads of : 1: Cornelis de Witt, 2: Michiel de Ruyter, 3: schout-bij-nacht David Vlugh, 4: kapitein Jan van Brakel.

(Both framed)

RESERVED

Condition: Very good: doublured on Japanese paper, two small restorations.

VAT: Margingoods

 

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