Auction 110, Lot 461

"Bahusia Arx Norwegiae Regi Sueciae Carolo Gustavo…", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Sweden

Period: 1697 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.7 x 11.5 inches
37.3 x 29.2 cm

Fine view of the Bohus Fortress. Strategically located where Göta älv divides to surround the island of Hisingen, it was for a long time the central installation for defense of southern Norway, against Sweden. The fortress passed from Norway to Sweden by the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. An inset map of the vicinity is engraved onto a tapestry. Adorned with a fine military theme cartouche and surrounded in a wide picture-frame style border.

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Condition: B

Margins trimmed off.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/2/2005

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