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Holland - Wijngaerde, Frans van den. (1614 - 1679)
A Collection of Battle Scenes from Famiano Strada's De Thien eerste Boecken der Nederlandtsche Oorloge.
1646. Antwerp, Ian Cnobbaert, 1646. Original Engravings. Plate Size: 32 cm x 25.5 cm. Sheet Size: 34 cm x 29 cm. In very good condition with only minor traces of browning to outer margins. A fascinating collection of six engravings of battle scenes from Famiano Strada's De Thien eerste Boecken der Nederlandtsche Oorloge - a Dutch translation from the original Italian 'De Bello Belgico'. Strada's monumental work covered the epic Eighty Years War(1568–1648), a religiously influenced war of liberation fought by the Seventeen Provinces of the Spanish Netherlands against the forces of the Habsburg Spanish Empire. Preceding and then forming part of the pan-European, Thirty Years Wars, the Dutch War of Independence ended with the Dutch Republic recognized by Spain and the major European powers. The independent Dutch were then to embark upon their remarkable Golden Age of the 17-18th centuries. The series of engraving presented here show some of the major engagements that helped shape the course of the war. They are rich in detail, capturing the rush and horror of the clash of armies in the early modern period - to a degree where one can almost hear and feel the blasts of cannon and muskets, crash of iron, roar of men, and the sound of excited horses leaping from the page. The decorative cartouches accompanying each scene provides explanatory notes on the unfolding dramas. A remarkable group of images. The titles of the scenes - in order of appearance in Famiano's are as follows: ''TGhevecht van Oosterweel Onder de Governante Margarita. Ann.1567'' ''Den Veldtlagh Van Hey … [Click Below for Full Description]
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