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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


Map of the Battle of Nieuwpoort, 1600 (Nieuwpoort, Flanders, Belgium) 51°07'48"N 02°45'04"E

1608 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper together with another view and a separate panel of letterpress text; (Mount Type B) | 17.1 x 23.9 cm (image and sheet of top view) | RCIN 721105.b

Two low oblique views, with letterpress text, of the early stages of the Battle of Nieuwpoort, fought on 2 July 1600 between the Dutch, commanded by Maurice of Nassau (14 November 1567-23 April 1625), and the Spanish Habsburg army, commanded by Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (13 November 1559-13 July 1621), Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, and Francisco de Mendoza, Admiral of Aragón (bap.21 August 1550-1 March 1623), Commander-in-Chief of the Habsburg army of Flanders, resulting in a Dutch victory. The Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence) (1568-1648).

See also RCIN 721105.a. See the notes to RCINs 721099 and 721102.

  • Attributed to Lambert Cornelisz (active 1593-1621) (etcher)

    Claes Jansz. Visscher (1587-1652) (publisher) [bottom left of top view:] C J Visscher excudit. [bottom right on bottom view:] C J Visscher excudit.


    Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567-1625)
    Albrecht VII, Archduke of Austria (1559-1621)
  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold to mount and central item; heavy brown discolouration; gilt edges; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso.

  • 17.1 x 23.9 cm (image and sheet of top view)

    17.0 x 23.9 cm (image and sheet of bottom view)

    7.1 x 23.6 cm (image and sheet of text)

    49.4 x 36.6 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Afbeeldinge vanden aentocht des Eertshertogē Albertus leger, tegen den vvelcken sijn Pr. Excel. commandeerde Graef Ernst met / ontrent 1000, man te voet … [Gothic text begins:] Een clare ende waerachtige / historische vertellinghe ende eyghentlijcke ooghen= / schynlijcke afbeeldinghe: Soo vanden ghewichtigen Aenslach / onpartydighen / Doortocht / en triumphante Victorie der E. Heeren Generale Staten vereenichder Nederlandtscher Provintien [Heyr]–Leghers / onder het beleyt van / sijn Pr. Excel. Graef Mauritius Nassouwe in Vlaenderen / tusschen Nieu- / poort ende Oostende teghen d'Eertzhertoge Albertus van Oostenrijc. [letterpress text, mounted between views 1 and 2, in Roman and Gothic type]

    Additional text of top view:

    [top left, in cartouche, a poem, begins:] Vt fama Comes audierat Mauritius, hostem …[bottom right, the number one:] 1.

    Additional text of bottom view:

    [bottom right, in a cartouche, begins:] At contra letis gandens successibus hostis, … [bottom right, the number two:] 2.


    George III heading: Nieuport 2 July 1600.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Nieuport Four small Views of the Battle of Nieuport: by C.I. Visscher: with a Description.

  • Subject(s)

    Nieuwpoort, Flanders, Belgium (51°07'48"N 02°45'04"E)

  • 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. 2753-2755

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024