Lowesoft (naval battle in 1665) – Battaglia Nanaletra Ingelisi, et Olandesi Successa adi 13 di Tigno 1665
Date of first edition: 1673
Date of this map: 1673
Dimensions (not including margins): 29,5 x 36,5 cm
Condition: Very good. Strong paper and wide margins . Centre fold as published. Small tears professionally restored at back.
Condition rating: A
From: Il Teatro Del Belgio, 1673
The naval battle at Lowesoft in a nutshell
The Battle of Lowesoft took place on 13 June 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. A fleet of more than a hundred ships of the United Provinces commanded by Lieutenant-Admiral Jacob van Wassenaer, Lord Obdam attacked an English fleet of equal size commanded by James, Duke of York forty miles east of the port of Lowesoft in Suffolk. Although it was a substantial English victory, the escape of the bulk of the Dutch fleet deprived England of the chance of ending the war quickly with a single decisive victory. As a result, the Dutch were able to make good their losses by building new and better-armed ships and improving their organisation and discipline. Their Dutch fleets would not be so badly organised or ill-disciplined in the remaining battles of this war and, in Obdam’s replacement, Michiel de Ruyter they had gained a superb tactician and leader.