Auction 130, Lot 456

"[Lot of 2] Delineatio Urbis Nidrosiae Vulgo Dronheem… [and] Castra Suedica ad Haffniam…", Dahlberg, Count Erik Jonsson

Subject: Norway & Denmark

Period: 1697 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

15 x 11.7 inches
38.1 x 29.7 cm

The first is a beautiful, early impression on which the ink stands proud on the paper. It is a birds-eye view of the area with a plan of Trondheim. The ships in the harbor are bombarding the town and the surrounding countryside is finely engraved to simulate three dimensions. Very decorative naval and military-themed title cartouche and picture frame-style border. The second is a fine plan of the fortifications of Copenhagen in 1658-60 during the Swedish siege of the city. This engraving includes a second view from outside the fort that fills the bottom portion of the sheet. Decorative title cartouche with odd little military putti and the same picture frame-style border. Both were published in the work of Baron Samuel von Pufendorf.


Condition: A

Both are near fine with full margins. The first has a spectacular impression. The second has two small pieces of mounting tape along top margin, very far from map image.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/2/2009