Battle of the Downs 1639


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Title: “Zeeschlach in Duyns door Marten Harpers Tromp den 21 October Anno 1638” 

In 1639 the Spanish attempted to transport troops and supplies to Flanders with a large fleet. The Spanish armada was intercepted in the English Channel by Maerten Harpertsz Tromp, who commanded a much smaller force. His spectacular victory and his capture of the Santa Teresa established the Dutch fleet’s formidable reputation.

Engraving by Salomon de Savery after Abraham de Verwer published in 1651

FMH 1804 / Hollstein Dutch 17

Size: 27,7 x 64,4 cm

Condition: Very good (engraving on 2 attached sheets)



VAT: Margingoods


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