Londonderry [Derry]

Method Etching
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [c. 1689]
Dimensions Image 153 x 120 mm, Plate 167 x 125 mm, Sheet 182 x 135 mm
Notes A depiction of the Siege of Londonderry (or Derry), by James II in 1689. The Catholic King James II was deposed by his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution. James fled to France and returned with an army of Jacobites and French Catholics, taking Dublin and later marching on Londonderry. The people of the city were fiercely Protestant and refused to surrender, and were eventually relieved by the British army, after withstanding 105 days of siege. In the end, James II was defeated a year later by William and Mary during the Battle of Boyne.

Inscription to key at top right, referring to the different locations and stages of the siege at Londonderry: "Londonderry. 1. de Dom-Kerck 2. Wapin ... 8. Franse approches 9 Ontzet"

Condition: Overall time toning and foxing, mainly to edges of the sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 47697