2 WICHERS, W. Ms letter to H. Hartwich, Capiteyn . oorlogschip 1


Description: WICHERS, Wicher.
[Manuscript letter to Hans Hartwich, Capiteyn op s'landts oorlogschip Harderwijk].
The Hague, 29 July 1690. Small folio (31 x 20.5 cm). Manuscript letter in in 7 lines on one page, with the signatures of Wicher Wichers and François Fagel, followed by two blank pages, and the name of the addressee in manuscript on the fourth page with a seal.
€ 575
Manuscript letter ordering Hans Hartwich (1630-1692), captain of the warship Harderwijk, to set sail for the island of Texel. Hartwich was a captain in charge of the Amsterdam admiralty and was present at the burial of Cornelis Tromp in 1691. At the time of the order the Dutch Republic took part in the Nine Years' War, a conflict between Louis XIV of France and a European coalition of the Holy Roman Empire (led by Austria), the Dutch Republic, Spain, England and Savoy. Earlier that month Rear Admiral Jan van Brakel was killed in the Battle of Beachy Head. The order is signed by Wicher Wichers (1651-1715), a member of the States General.
In very good condition.
  • Number: 1012121
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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