Antique Print-PIET HEYN-CONQUEST GOLD FLEET-MANTANZAS-Visscher-anonymous-1651



Afbeeldinge in wat manier de Silver vloot vanden Generael Pieter Pietersen Heyn veroovert is Anno 1628. – This print shows the conquest of the treasure fleet in the Bay of Matanzas by a fleet of the WIC commanded by Admiral Piet Heyn, September 8, 1628. At the top a round portrait of Admiral Piet Heyn. Many ships sailing.

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‘Afbeeldinge in wat manier de Silver vloot vanden Generael Pieter Pietersen Heyn veroovert is Anno 1628.’

Etching / engraving on thin handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 37 x 30,5 cm. (14,6 x 12 inch). Image size: 35 x 27 cm. (13,8 x 10,6 inch).

This attractive print was published in: I. Commelin, Frederick Hendrick van Nassauw Prince van Orangien : zyn leven en bedryf, Jodocus Janssonius, Amsterdam 1651. Ref: Hollstein Dutch 64.

Made by ‘anonymous’ after own design. Publisher: Claes Jansz. Visscher (II). In addition to being a talented draftsman and etcher, Claes Visscher (1586-1652) was also one of the most important publishers of prints, maps and topographical views. In these capacities he played a leading role in the development of Dutch landscape art. After Hendrick Goltzius, he was one of the first to portray his own environment as it was, without additions. From 1607 he drew landscapes near Haarlem and Amsterdam. He also made about two hundred etchings. One of the most impressive examples is the large city profile of Amsterdam from 1611. Visscher was a strict Calvinist and was regularly heard as a deacon and elder of the Reformed Church.

Condition: Good, given age. Some small holes. Several tears in paper edges, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 30 × 37 × 1 cm


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