Lovenstein. [Battle of Loevenstein, 19th December 1570.]Es seind gewest drey man allein / So ingenommen Louenstein [...]
Anno Dmi M.D. LXXI
Engraving. Sheet: 215 x 305mm, (8½ x 12"). Lower left corner torn and reattached.
A battle scene showing the recapture of Loevenstein Castle by Habsburg troops on 19th December 1570 during the Eighty Years War. The castle had been taken from the Spanish ten days earlier by the dutch rebels led by Herman de Ruyter. The Dutch later recaptured the castle in 1572. The image shows the Spansh troops, flying the flag of the Seventeen Provinces advancing on the castle while the Dutch fight furiously, Herman de Ruyter (labelled in image) is shown defending a breach in the wall.
[Ref: 40311] £65.00