Attractive large copper engraved view of the siege of Sandomierz, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland during the war with Sweden in 1656. From the famous chronicle of Baron von Pufendorf. Printed from two plates and jointed.
Very good and fresh impression. Strong print with visible plate mark on chained line paper.
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: Gesta ad Sandomiriam d. 24. Marti 1656. quando Ser. Rex Sueciæ structo ponte navali Vistulam traiecit ....
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