Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 392

"Delineatio Schenographica Reg: Metropolis Danor: etmunitae Urbis Hafniae, quam Ser: Suenuex Carolus Gustavus", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Histoire du regne de Charles Gustave, roy de Suede

Color: Black & White

20 x 10.7 inches
50.8 x 27.2 cm

This is a very interesting plan view that perfectly illustrates the phrase fog of war through a variety of engraving techniques. It depicts the battle for Copenhagen in 1659 from a hillside vantage point. The city plan can just barely be made out through the haze and smoke of the tremendous battle surrounding the city. A huge explanation cartouche fills the foreground. On two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 12/1/2004