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Slagh by Nieupoort

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  • Title (object)

    • Slagh by Nieupoort
  • Description

    Diagram showing battle-order of the two armies at battle of Nieuwpoort; illustration to Pieter Bor's "Nederlandsche Oorlogen" (Widow of Joannes van Someren, Abraham Wolfgangh & Hendrick en Dirck Boom, Amsterdam: 1679-1684) Etching

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1679-1684
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 273 millimetres
    • Width: 348 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, explanatory key and captions within image
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the publication see also 1875,0508.52.
    Probably copied after the lower section of Y,1.52. For companion print see 1875,0508.121.

  • Bibliography

    • Muller 1139a bibliographic details
  • Location

    History 1600 Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Battle of Nieuwpoort
    • Associated Event: Eighty Years' War
  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Oorsprongk, Begin en Vervolgh der Nederlandsche Oorlogen, beroerten, en Borgelyke Oneenigheden; ...
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Diagram showing battle-order of the two armies at battle of Nieuwpoort.  1617


Diagram showing battle-order of the two armies at battle of Nieuwpoort. 1617 Etching

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