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Germany - Itzehoae, Schleswig, Holsetin - Battle Plan

German Fortress Plan - 17th Century


Germany, Regiomontis Borufsine Urbis Nouae munitiones, engraving by La Pointe dated 1697.

Author: Baron Samuel von Pufendorf 1632 - 1694- Histoire du regne de Charles Gustave, roy de Suede. Engraved by François de La Pointe dated 1697. Entitled: Situs Ahlborger Fjiodt vtet fortality Danici prope Hals in venfusel quod a Suecis occu patum fuit mense Septembr An. 1657.

Publication title: Samuelis Liberi Baronis de Pufendorf De Rebus A Carolo Gustavo Sueciæ Rege Gestis Commentariorum Libri Septem Elegantissimis Tabulis Æneis Exornati Cum Triplici Indice.

Content: One plate is a portrait of King Karl. Most show scenes of battle or fortresses; some are plans; one shows a banquet (pl. 75).

Most plates are signed as drawn by Erich Iönson Dahlberg(h), and as engraved by J. Boulanger, Willem Swidde, L. Cordier, Richer, F. de La Pointe, I. (Le) Potre (Pautre) (probably Jean Le Pautre), Noel Cochin, D. Perelle, I. Perelle, N. Perelle or A. Perelle.

Subjects: Rulers - Monarchs - Sweden - History - 17th century
Sweden - Foreign relations - Wars - Siege warfare - Fortification - Battles - Naval battles - Poland - Denmark - 17th century
Biography - Views - Plans - Germany - 17th century
Pictorial works - Germany - 17th century.
Bibl. Royal Academy of Arts

Decorative plan of two fortified locations along the fjord, including Hals. The Baltic features sailing ships and a compass rose. Plain title cartouche and elaborate frame borders. A view from Pufendorf's chronicle on The Northern Wars and military campaigns of Sweden's King Charles X.

Condition: Good imprint, generous margins with minor discolouration.

Title: An antique map of Itzehoae
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 250 x 315mm ,10 x 12.5". approx.
Order No. 1971 Price: £85.00 Paper Size: 340 x 400mm, 13.5 x 14.75 " approx.
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François de La Pointe fl. 1666 - 1690.

French 17th century engraver and artist.

Other works by La Pointe

17th century antique battle map of Itzehoae

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