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Cornelis Danckerts I (c. 1603-1656)

Naval engagement in the Roadstead of the Downs, 1639

Vray pourtrait & relation de l’espouventable & cruelle, combien que Victorieuse / Bataille de mer, faite entre la puissante Armada du Roy d’Espāgne, sur la conduicte del’Admiral / d’Oquendo... published 1639

Letterpress text printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 23.8 x 25.6 cm (sheet) | RCIN 722141.b

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Letterpress text accompanying the view of a naval engagement in the Roadstead of the Downs, 1639, at RCIN 722141.a.

  • Cornelis Danckerts I (c. 1603-1656) (publisher)

  • Watermark: Text: indistinct: large letter L with the smaller letters LB and a '4' above to the right. Mount: cropped: part of a crown.

    Condition: slight brown discolouration to text and mount

  • 23.8 x 25.6 cm (sheet)

    27.4 x 29.6 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Vray pourtrait & relation de l’espouventable & cruelle, combien que Victorieuse / Bataille de mer, faite entre la puissante Armada du Roy d’Espāgne, sur la conduicte del’Admiral / d’Oquendo, & l’Armade des tres puissans Seigneurs les estats des Provinces unies du pais-bas.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Downs Sept.r 1639.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement A View of the Naval Engagement in the Downs between the Spanish Fleet commanded by Admiral de Oquendo and the Dutch Fleet commanded by Admiral M.H. Tromp in Sept.r 1639: by C. Dankersz and S.I. Bruch; with a Description, 1639.

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    The Downs, England (51°14ʹ00ʺN 01°26ʹ00ʺE)

  • 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. 3047

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