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The Battle of Sluis was fought in 1602 with a small fleet of three Dutch war ships commandered by Vice-admiral Jacob van Duivenvoorde against a Spanish fleet of Meditterranean style galleys commandered by the Italian Admiral Frederico Spinola. This was a new form of naval warfare in the English channel and the Spanish fleet was decimated with many lives lost and all the galleys destroyed by ramming.

Copperplate engraving.

Published in c.1690.

280 x 345 mm. Plateline.

Later hand-colour.

Good condition


[BATTLE OF SLUIS} 1602 Spanish - Netherlands Eighty Year War

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