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

Johannes Baptista Vrints (active 1575-d.1610)

Cadzand and Sluis, 1604

Vray pourtrait de l’Isle de Cadsant en Flandre, viz à viz de la ville de Fliβinghes en l’Isle de Walcheren en Zelande, et comme les rebelles de leurs Altezzes ont prins port audit Isle de Cadsant, / presumants... published 1604

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 33.9 x 50.9 cm (neatline) | RCIN 721125

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A high oblique view/map showing the arrival from Zeeland of the Dutch fleet and army, commanded by Maurice of Nassau (14 November 1567-23 April 1625), on the shores of Cadzand and their progress towards Sluis in May 1604. The Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence) (1568-1648). Oriented with west-north-west to top. 

See the notes to RCIN 721124.

This view extends from Cats (Kats, Zeeland 51°34ʹ03ʺN  03°53ʹ05ʺE) in the north to Cadzand in the south and as far inland as a line connecting Sluis with Sas van Gent (51°13ʹ39ʺN  03°47ʹ55ʺE). The multiplicity of small forts which Maurice took and occupied is shown throughout the whole area.

  • Johannes Baptista Vrints (active 1575-d.1610) (publisher) [bottom centre of view:] En Anvers chez I. Baptista Vrints, l’an. 1604.

  • Watermark: Horn in shield, a six-pointed star within shield

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: remains of old guard along centre fold. Gilt edge to top

  • 33.9 x 50.9 cm (neatline)

    35.4 x 50.5 cm (image)

    39.6 x 50.9 cm (platemark)

    41.9 x 55.2 cm (sheet) (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    Vray pourtrait de l’Isle de Cadsant en Flandre, viz à viz de la ville de Fliβinghes en l’Isle de Walcheren en Zelande, et comme les rebelles de leurs Altezzes ont prins port audit Isle de Cadsant, / presumants donner secours à la ville d’Ostende; auec la vraye situation des forts circonvoisins en Flandre, comme Biervliet, Isendyck, Philippine, le Sas de Gand, et aultres: &c. [below bottom neatline]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Cadsant 1604.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top, black pencil, erased:] [?] by Pr Morice April 2[3] 1604. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 160[?]; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 1/106.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cadsant Vray Pourtrait de l’Isle de Cadsant en Flandre, et comme les Rebelles de leurs Altezzes ont prins port au dit Isle; avec la vraye situation des Forts circonvoisins; chez I.B. Vrints, 1604.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Cadzand [Cadsant], Zeeland, Netherlands (51°22ʹ06ʺN 03°24ʹ30ʺE)

    Sluis, Zeeland, Netherlands (51°18ʹ30ʺN 03°23ʹ10ʺE)

  • 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. 2799

    F. Muller, Catalogus: Frederik Muller, De Nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen : beredeneerde beschrijving van Nederlandsche historieplaten, zinneprenten en historische kaarten, 4 vols, Amsterdam 1863-1882, dl. I (jaren 100 tot 1702), p. 150, nr. 1221

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