Auction 160, Lot 501

"Delineatio Urbis Nidrosiae Vulgo, Dronheem in Norvegia...", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Trondheim, Norway

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: ...Sieben Bucher von denen Thaten Carl Gustavs Konigs in Scheweden

Color: Black & White

13.4 x 11 inches
34 x 27.9 cm

This bird's-eye plan of Trondheim illustrates the attack on the city during the Dano-Swedish War. The siege began on September 28, 1658 with Dano-Norwegian forces attempting to overtake Trondheim from the Swedes. Finally on December 11 the Swedes were forced to surrender and vacate the city. The Dano-Norwegian ships in the harbor are depicted bombarding the town and the surrounding countryside is finely engraved to give a three-dimensional perspective. Very decorative naval and military-themed title cartouche and picture frame-style border. This engraving was published in Baron von Pufendorf's work on the history of the Swedish wars.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.PUF-1a #82.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/16/2016