Published : circa 1605-1610
Size : 12 1/2 x 9 inches
This attractive copper-engraved map depicts the Fortification and battle during the Siege of Ostend 1601-1604. It was made between 1605-1610 and is a beautiful example of Renaisance print making.
About the Siege of Ostend:
The Siege of Ostend was a three-year siege of the city of Ostend during the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo–Spanish War. A Spanish force under Archduke Albrecht besieged the fortress being held initially by a Dutch force which was reinforced by English troops under Francis Vere who became the town's governor. It is said "the Spanish assailed the unassailable; the Dutch defended the indefensible." The commitment of both sides in the dispute over the only place in the Dutch province of Flanders, made the campaign continue for more than any other during the war. Thus causing one of the longest and bloodiest sieges in world history: more than 100,000 people were killed, wounded or succumbed to disease during the siege.
Condition: Good folded map, with some browning - small rip in the lower middle (not touching the actual engraving) - Small Stains on the margin not touching the print (Please see picture)
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