1 Antique print of the Spanish Armada, 1588


Author: Luylen, J.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, c. 1640.
Description: De Spaansche oorlogs vloot van den Jaere MDLXXXVIII.
Etching showing the battle of the Dunes of 1588. The fleet numbered over 130 ships, making it by far the greatest naval fleet of its age. It was met by a much smaller English force that employed superior naval tactics and confused the Spanish by setting fire to ships adrift, using the tide to carry the blazing vessels into the massed Spanish fleet. The English emerged victorious.
Dimensions: 260 x 336 mm, uncol. etching, excellent cond.
  • Number: 1736383
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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