Auction 129, Lot 508

"See Treffen Zwischen den Schweditchen, und Hollandischen Flootten…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Baltic - Ships

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Theatri Europaei

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11 inches
36.3 x 27.9 cm

This engraving illustrates the naval Battle of the Sound (Oresund), which took place in 1658 during the Dutch-Swedish War. The Swedish under Charles X had Copenhagen under siege and a Dutch fleet was sent to prevent Sweden from gaining control of both sides of the Sound and monopolizing Baltic trade. The battle resulted in a Dutch victory and the end of the siege of Copenhagen.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009

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