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Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence) (1568-1648)

Contemporary prints and maps of the battles and sieges of the Eighty Years War


Battle of Gibraltar, 1607

1607 or later

Letterpress text on seven pieces of paper, joined to give four columns; mounted on one sheet of paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 53.6 x 39.5 cm (mount) | RCIN 721130.c

Letterpress explanatory text (with RCIN 721130.b) to RCIN 721130.a. Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648).

Each of the four columns carries, or carried, printed numbers in the bottom of the margin: [7 is cropped, pasted to top of:] 8; [9 is cropped, pasted to the top of:] 10; [11 is cropped, pasted to the top of 12; 13.

  • Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638) (publisher) [bottom right, at foot of column 13:] t’AMSTERDAM / By Willem Iansz. Blaeuw, op’t Water / in de vergulde Sonne-wijser.

  • Watermark: Text: none visible. Mount: none

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration along edge of text from adhesive

  • 53.6 x 39.5 cm (mount)

    32.3 x 9.2 cm (sheet first column)

    32.3 x 9.1 cm (sheet second column)

    45.5 x 8.1 cm (sheet third column)

    30.9 x 8.8 cm (sheet fourth column)

  • Printed title:

    No title. [A continuation of the text at RCIN 721130-b; left hand column begins:] ende is alsoo als een recht Edelman ridderlijck in sijn wa= / pen gestorven.


    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Bay of Gibraltar April 1607.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 1607. (Verso) [bottom margin, red pencil:] 1/113; [bottom right, black pencil:] I/117.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Pugnæ Navalis Effigies quæ a Classe Armata Regis Hispaniæ atque Ordinum Provinciarum Confœderatarum Navibus Præsidiariis sub auspicio Architalassi Jacobi Heemskerckii peracta est sub Propugnaculis Civitatis Gibraltar, 25 Aprilis 1607: cum Effigie Heemskerckii. 3 tab: et Descriptione: apud Blaeu. [The same entry appears under the heading Gibraltar]

  • Subject(s)

    Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory (36°08'00"N  05°21'00"W)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    M. McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 2809-2812

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024