Engraving of the naval battle with the Spanish Armada in the Channel, 1588. At the bottom of the coast of Flanders between Calais, Dunkirk (Dunkerque) and Nieuwpoort, above the English coast at Dover. With caption of 4 lines in Latin. The battle took place during the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604). The Armada sailed from Spain through the Channel to accompany an invading army from Flanders. Upon arrival, Dutch ships were found to be blocking the ports. Shortly afterwards, the Armada was attacked and scattered by the English fleet. Copper engraving, published in the famous book by Willem Baudartius (1565-1640) 'Les Guerres De Nassau, (...)', Amsterdam, Michel Colin de Thovoyon, 1616.
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