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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


River Scheldt, Antwerp, Bergen op Zoom, Slaak and Zandvliet, 1631 (Scheldt river, Belgium and the Netherlands); (Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium) 51°13'11"N 04°25'12"E; (Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, Netherlands) 51°29'42"N 04°17'30"E; (Slaak,

published 1632

Letterpress text printed on two sheets of paper, each mounted one above the other on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges to top, right and bottom | 17.0 x 31.7 cm (sheet of top text) | RCIN 722060.b

Accompanying letterpress text to the view of the Scheldt estuary at RCIN 722060.a. Eighty Years War (1568-1648).

  • Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652) (publisher) [at end of French text:] T’AMSTERDAM, Gedruckt by Claes Iansz Visscher.


  • Watermark: Text: none. Mount: None.

    Condition: each piece of text with one fold line; one fold line to the mount which does not coincide with the text fold lines; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this map/print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 17.0 x 31.7 cm (sheet of top text)

    16.6 x 31.8 cm (bottom sheet of text)

    53.6 x 39.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Kort en bondigh / verhael vande spaensche scheeps / Armade tot Antwerpen toegerust ende / van daer gevaren den 10 Septemb. 1631. // Bref & vray recit de l’Armée Espai- / gnole, equippée en Anvers; & partie de là, le 10 de Septembre, l’An 1631.


    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Schelde &c. 10 – 13 September 1631.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, on mount, black pencil, erased:] Fleet Spain. (Verso) [top text, in a ‘dal Pozzo’ hand? ink:] B; [centre, red pencil:] 1/184; [bottom left, black pencil:] II/49-b.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement A Map of the Mouths of the Schelde relative to the Spanish Expedition from Antwerp on the of Sept.r 1631; with a View of the defeat of the Spanish Fleet by the Dutch on the of Sept.r 1631: by C.I. Visscher, 1632: with a Description. [The same entry appears under the heading Schelde]

  • Subject(s)

    Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium (51°13'11"N 04°25'12"E)

    Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°29'42"N 04°17'30"E)

    Slaak, marine channel, Zeeland, Netherlands (51°39ʹ22ʺN 04°08ʹ10ʺE)

    Zandvliet, Flanders, Belgium (51°21ʹ33ʺN 04°18ʹ36ʺE)

  • 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. 2934, 2935

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  • 23 May 2024