Londonderri [sic].Double victory upon the Barbars...
Illustrated Dutch broadside on the Siege of Derry, 1689; etching of the battle with title and key below, very scarce. Sheet 270 x 460mm, 10½ x 18". Presented with four related letterpress fragments of verse, in Dutch, French, Latin and English, with decorative vignettes; all glued to a large folded scrap sheet. The etching with water stains, vertical creases, and trimmed into plate at right.
The Siege of Derry (Londonderry) took place in Ireland from 18 April to 28 July 1689, during the Williamite War in Ireland. The city, a Williamite stronghold, was besieged by a Jacobite army until it was relieved by Royal Navy ships. The siege is commemorated annually in August by the Apprentice Boys of Derry. The battle scene is by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645 - 1708), a propagandist for William of Orange (King William III). A panorama of another battlefield, the 'Seige of Bonn' (1689), also by de Hooghe, was originally issued by Johannes Tangena on the same sheet, directly below. The two plates were often separated, and the letterpress commemorates both battles.
See Landwehr, Romeyn De Hooghe The etcher p.160, I: "often these parts are found separately".
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