Auction 113, Lot 441

"Delineatio Regiae Urbis Rigae et Obsi…", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Latvia

Period: 1697 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.5 x 11.3 inches
52.1 x 28.7 cm

Beautifully engraved and detailed plan of a battle in and around Riga in Latvia. Filled with battles, armies, and a large number of cavalry soldiers in the foreground. Evidence of the battles is conveyed through smoke, explosions and the ballistic paths of mortar and cannon shot to and from the ships and the walled city. Two very detailed and large decorative cartouches in a military theme and simulated picture frame borders. Two sheets joined, as issued.

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Condition: A

Fine dark impression at left and a little weaker on right sheet. Full margins on fine hand laid paper.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/7/2005

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