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Other 17th-century conflicts

Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars


A view of the Battle of Scheveningen, Terheide and Texel, 1653 Scheveningen, South Holland, Netherlands) 52°06ʹ16ʺN 04°16ʹ32ʺE; (Ter Heijde, South Holland, Netherlands) 52°01ʹ48ʺN 04°10ʹ05ʺE; (Texel, North Holland, Netherlands) 53°05'0

1653 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 39.2 x 53.0 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723103

A view of the naval Battle of Scheveningen (aka Battle of Texel or Battle of Ter Heijde) fought on 10 August 1653 [N.S.] between the Commonwealth of England, commanded by General at Sea George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-70) and the United Provinces commanded by Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1598-1653) who was killed during the battle which resulted in heavy losses to both sides, both of whom claimed victory. First Anglo-Dutch War (1652-4)

See RCINs 723101 and 723102.

An accompanying text which would have included an explanation for the letters on the view, is not present in the collection. The Dutch coastline in the background, with greatly exaggerated relief, is shown extending from De Helder (Den Helder 52°57ʹ36ʺN 04°45ʹ34ʺE) in the north, southwards through 't Oogh (Callantsoog 52°50ʹ24ʺN 04°41ʹ45ʺE), Petten (52°46ʹ00ʺN 04°39ʹ40ʺE), Camper Duyn (Camperduin 52°43ʹ30ʺN 04°39ʹ05ʺE), Egmont op Zee (Egmond aan Zee 52°37ʹ13ʺN 04°37ʹ37ʺE), Wyck op Zee (Wijk aan Zee 52°29ʹ37ʺN 04°35ʹ39ʺE), [Zandvoort] (52°22ʹ17ʺN 04°31ʹ59ʺE), Noortwyck op Zee (Noordwijk aan Zee 52°14ʹ36ʺN 04°26ʹ05ʺE), Catwyck op Zee (Katwijk aan Zee 52°12ʹ12ʺN 04°23ʹ55ʺE) to Schevelingen (Scheveningen 52°06ʹ16ʺN 04°16ʹ32ʺE).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)


    Martin Harpertszoon Tromp, Adm/Holland and Westfriesland (1598-1653)
    George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-70)
    Penn, Sir William (1621-1670)
  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line; tear along fold, and another long irregular tear both repaired with very thin paper

  • 39.2 x 53.0 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

  • Printed title:

    No title


    [top left, in plain roundel suspended from a ribbon, a portrait of Admiral George Monck:] DEN ENGELSCHEN ADMIRAAL MONCK [top centre, in similar frame to that of 723102, but facing right, and with 'ÆT. 56' engraved within the victor's laurel wreath; in banderole below:] MARTEN HARPERTZ TROMP RIDDER L ADMIRAEL VAN HOLLANDT EN WESTFRIESLAND [top right, in plain roundel suspended from a ribbon, a portrait of Admiral William Penn:] DEN ENGELSCHEN ADMIRAAL PEN


    George III heading: Naval Engagement between the Dutch and English 8 August 1653.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement A View of the Naval Engagement between the Dutch under the command of Admiral Tromp and the English commanded by Admiral Monk off the Coast of Holland on the of August 1653.

  • Subject(s)

    Scheveningen, South Holland, Netherlands (52°06ʹ16ʺN 04°16ʹ32ʺE)

    Ter Heijde, South Holland, Netherlands (52°01ʹ48ʺN 04°10ʹ05ʺE)

    Texel, North Holland, Netherlands (53°05'00"N 04°50'00"E)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Mark McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 3221

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  • 25 May 2024