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Auction 188, Lot 415

"Seeschlacht Zwischen den Konigl: Danemark: und Schwedischen Floten … 1677", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Denmark, Ships

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.3 x 10.5 inches
36.3 x 26.7 cm
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This fine copper engraving depicts the Battle of Koge Bay, widely considered the greatest naval victory in Danish history. The battle took place off the coast of the Danish seaport of Koge on July 1 and 2, 1677, during the Scanian War (1675-79). The navy of Denmark-Norway, under the command of Admiral Niels Juel, triumphed over the Swedish Empire, who suffered 3,000 casualties during the battle. As a result, Denmark-Norway gained control of the Baltic and turned the tide on the naval war.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light uneven toning. There are remnants of masking tape on recto, along the top edge.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2022