Over-Groot Zee-geveght; tussen den Holl. Heer L. Adm. Tromp, en den Eng. Adm. Blaak; op den i. Martius A9. 1653.
Etching, rare. 140 x 175mm (5½ x 7"). Trimmed to printed border, extra margin added.
A view of the Battle of Portland, a three-day naval battle (18-20 February 1653 or 28 February – 2 March 1653 in the Gregorian calendar used here), part of the First Angl-Dutch War. The outline of the English coast is shown from the Isle of Wight east to Beachy Head (Bevesier), with Portsmouth, Arundel and Newhaven., with a key of the ships. The battle pitched Lieutenant-Admiral Maarten Tromp against Admiral Robert Blake in the English Channel. Despite Tromp withdrawing before Blake could commence a fourth day of action and Blake's capture of between 20-40 Dutch merchantmen and at least eight Dutch warships, both sides claimed victory. From a series of illustrations by Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (1622 - 1666) of the war.
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