Auction 115, Lot 405

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

Subject: Baltic, Latvia

Period: 1697 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
21 x 11.3 inches
53.3 x 28.7 cm

This beautifully engraved and detailed plan of a battle in and around Riga is 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 portray a military theme and simulated picture frame borders surround. Two sheets joined, as issued.

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Condition: B

Slightly uneven impression with a couple of tiny spots, else very good.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/21/2006

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