[Netherlands] [Portrait of Abraham van der Hulst]De Onsterfelijcke Zeehelt Abraham 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 very small margins, platemark 500 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾). Trimmed to platemark; small repaired tears; very fine.
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, which remains one of the longest naval engagements in history. 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. This print commemorates his participation in the battle, which can be seen taking place in the background.
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