Steenwyk door den graef van Rennenberg vergeefs belegert in den Jaaren MDLXXX, en MDLXXXI.
Engraving, rare. Sheet 275 x 345mm, 11 x 13¾". Mounted on album paper, torn.
A view of the city of Steenwijk under siege by George van Lalaing, count Rennenberg (c. 1550-81), with troop battling around the main gate. The Protestant Netherlands were in revolt against their Catholic Spanish overlords, but as a Catholic himself, Renneberg fought for the Spanish. He failed to capture Steenwijk and was killed at Groningen in 1581. His replacement, Francisco Verdugo, captured Steenwijk in 1582.
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