[Oldenzaal under siege.]Olden Zeel
Etching, platemark 220 x 310mm (12¼ x 8½"). Fold through centre; late impression.
The city of Oldenzaal in the Netherlands under siege during the Eighty Years' War. In the hands of the Spanish since 1572, it was taken by Maurice of Orange in 1597 and then captured for Spain again by Ambrogio Spinola in 1605. Despite various differences, this print is probably derived from a representation of the 1605 conflict in the 'Geschichtsblätter' (history sheets) published by Franz and Abraham Hogenberg between 1570 and 1610.
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