Auction 115, Lot 542

"Delineatio Geometrica Civitatis Elbingensis in Borussia Regali a Sereniss Suecorum Rege Gustuvo Adolpho Magno…", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Poland

Period: 1697 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 9.6 inches
30.5 x 24.4 cm

Very graphic plan from Pufendorf's chronicle on The Northern Wars and military campaigns of Sweden's King Charles X. It details the fortified town of Elbing near the Baltic coast. There is excellent delineation of the walls, bridges and extensive network of moats. The layout is strongly engraved with decorative cartouches and simulated picture frame borders.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/21/2006

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