Hogenberg, Franz

1585

Fin de La Guerre (warship)

Fin de La Guerre

DESCRIPTION: Copperplate-engraved oblique profile of the Dutch fighting ship "Fin de la Guerre". This large fortress-like, four masted ship saw action at the battle of Antwerp in 1585. The engraving is notable because the ship is much like a U.S. Civil war monitor or WWI battleship with a design emphasis on firepower and protection for the fighting forces. The vessel is shown firing cannon as it is attacked by smaller vessels including at least one small galley or galliot. Lacks the explanatory text found in other versions of the print… possibly a later version. Attributed to Hogenberg and Michael Aitzinger.

CREATOR: Hogenberg, Franz

PUBLICATION DATE: 1585

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Belgium

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Chain laid paper. Some browning and smudges as might be expected in an engraving well over 400 years old. Central vertical fold with two tiny pinholes from bookworms. Wide margins. Latin text on verso where the ship is referenced as the "Finem Belli".

COLORING: Black and white

ENGRAVER: Hogenberg

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 1

PRICE: $295


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