Auction 125, Lot 608

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

Subject: Poland, Elblag

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

A fine plan from Pufendorf's chronicle on The Northern Wars and military campaigns of Sweden's King Charles X Gustav. It details the fortified town of Elbing (Elblag) near the Baltic coast. There is excellent delineation of the walls, bridges and extensive network of moats. The layout is strongly engraved with decorative cartouche and simulated picture frame border.

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Condition: A

Nice impression with a repaired marginal tear.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008

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