Afbeeldingh van de stad en revier van Rochester, Chattam...
[Amsterdam, 1687 or later.]
Rare etching, laid paper, 265 x 345mm. 10½ x 13½". Laid on conservation tissue,vertical creases.
Prospect of the River Medway during the raid by Dutch ships under the command of Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter in June 1667. The Dutch bombarded and then captured the town of Sheerness, sailed up the River Thames to Gravesend, then up the Medway to Chatham, where they burnt three capital ships and ten lesser naval vessels and towed away the Unity and the Royal Charles, flagship of the English fleet. The raid led to a quick end to the Second Anglo–Dutch War (4 March 1665 - 31 July 1667) and a favourable peace for the Dutch. Key below. Numbered 'Pag. 574' upper right, from 'Het Leven en bedryf van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, Hertog, Ridder, &c. L. Admiraal Generaal van Hollandt en Westvrieslandt...' by Gerard Brandt. After Willem Schellinks (1627 - 1678).
[Ref: 18857] £260.00