Rare and very decorative plan of the siege of Fredrikshald (Halden) and its fortress Fredriksten in 1718. The engraved plan by Johann Baptist Homann shows the military intervention of King Charles XII of Sweden during the Great Northern War in 1718. The siege ended unsuccessfully because the king was killed by headshots and the siege was therefore discontinued. With decorative title banner and an impressive naval battle.
Perfect condition. With beautiful old colour.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1702 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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