Beautifully large copper engraved birdeye view of Torun in Kujawien-Pommern at the Vistula Riber in Poland. Outline with main buildings, forts and the siege of 1658. From the famous chronicle of Baron von Pufendorf. Printed from 2 plates and joined.
Very good and fresh impression. Strong print with visible plate mark on chained line paper. Centrefold with tear in lower margin.
Baron Samuel von Pufendorf was born January 8th, 1632 as a son of Lutheran pastor in Dorfchemnitz, Saxony. He was a professor of law 1661 in Heidelberg, State Secretary 1677 in Stockholm and historian 1688 in Berlin. 1694 he was given the title Baron by King Carl Gustav of Sweden. His most impressive publication was Sieben Buecher Von denen Thaten Carl Gustavs Koenigs in Schweden with beautiful copper engravings showing military scenes, bird's-eye view and plans of fortified towns. He died October 26th, 1694 in Berlin.
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Samuel Baron von Pufendorf: Delineatio Schenographica Urbis Thoruniensis.
Antique town view of Torun. Printed in Nuremberg in the year 1697.
Poland - Pufendorf, Samuel Baron von - Delineatio Schenographica Urbis Thoruniensis