[Netherlands] De Onsterfelijcke ZeeheltAbraham vander Hulst, Viceadmirael van Hollant en Westvrieslant, onder het Ed: Moog: Collegie ter Admiraliteyt tot Amsterdam, geboren in Amsterdam 1619, geschoten en voor't Vaderlant overleden inde bevochte Victorie tegens de Engelsche den 12 juni 1666.
Engraving. Image 390 x 290mm. Trimmed to plate and laid on later backing paper. Repaired tear c.4cm into image at right.
Abraham van der Hulst, Dutch admiral [1619 - 1666]. He died in the the 'Four Days Battle', a naval battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War fought from 11 June to 14 June. It remains one of the longest naval engagements in history. Abraham van der Hulst commanded the ship the 'Spiegel' in the squadron of Lieutenant-Admiral Tromp. During the very fierce fighting, he was shot in the chest by a bullet.and died on June 12th.
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