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View of part of Bantam with an attack on the Portuguese fleet of 1601


View of part of Bantam with an attack on the Portuguese fleet of 1601

Visscher, Claes Jansz / Alardi, Hermanus / Cloppenburg, Johannes Everardus van

A view of Bantam with several vessels in the foreground. A pair of East Indiamen flying the Dutch flag are locked in combat with Portuguese galleys. In the background two fleets of mainly galleys lie at anchor in the bay. In the background a landscape with palm trees and mountains.

The print forms part of a series of three (RP-P-OB-75.312, RP-P-OB-75.313, RP-P-OB-75.314) and a page of a text with the key (FM-1172) that begins: Verclaringhe vanden ghedenckvaerdigen scheeps-strijt tussschen vijf Hollandsche schepen, ende de groote Armade der portugesen, in het ghesicht der stadt Bantam

At the bottom of page the text reads: By Cornelis Claesz. Boec-vercooper op t' Y Vater in 't Schrijf-boeck, Anno, 1608.

The print features the letters D and H; the key under FM-1172 carries the following explanatory notes:

D: Is de Portugesche Armade, de welcke meynende seker te zijn, onversiens ende onsachtelijc vande Hollanders overvallen worden.

E: Is de deselve Armade, ligghende een stuc weechs te loefwaert van onse Hollandtsche schepen, latende eenige brandende Galeyen na de selve toedryven, om die te beschadigen.

RP-P-OB-75.312 bears the names: Alardi en Cloppenburgh, accompanied by the note dedicarunt.

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