[Batavie aangerand... De Fabel van Apollo en Dafne...De Fabel van Neptunus en Koronis...]
Etching, proof before title and text with very large margins, scarce. 690 x 465mm (27 x 18¼"). Split in horizontal centre fold, laid on card.
'Batavia attacked...' A large allegorical representation on the defence of the Dutch Republic under the leadership of William III of Orange, culminating in the Peace of Westminster, 19 February 1674. His enemies were France and England, in the Franco-Dutch War and the Third Anglo-Dutch War, represented by the cockerel and dog being driven away by the Dutch lion wielding a sword. Two stories from Greek mythology are used allegorically, Apollo and Daphne & Neptune and Coronis, as told by Ovid; however the explanatory text panels have yet to be filled in.
A lettered example of this print is in a De Hooghe collection owned by the Getty Museum, although they do not attribute it specifically to him. The Rijksmuseum example does not name the etcher either.
[Ref: 35401] £750.00