Folio oblong: 354 pl. (two loose pl. from another work), 13-[1 bl.] pp. [Index] (sm. tear in lower margin of 1 pl., some pl. somewhat browned and spotted).
Contemp. gilt stamped mottled calf (corners sl. bumped, sl. rubbed), central ornament on covers filled with flowers, birds, etc. within 2 rectangles, gilt orn. spine on 7 raised bands (def. at head & tail, joints rubbed and splitting). Good copy.
One of the most important topographical and architectural works on Sweden by the architect and military engineer Eric Dahlberg (1625-1703). Ill. with 354 engr. pl.: 3 titles, portraits of kings Charles XI and XII, author's portrait by S. Blesendorff, maps (i.a. "Veteris orbis arctoi typus" and "Nova et accurata orbis arctoi tabula geographica"), coat of arms of Sweden, views of monuments, settlements, manors, fortifications, cities (Stockholm, Uppsala), castles, gardens, ancient relics, etc. Dahlberg drafted a large number of sketches and drawings which were later engraved by a number of contemp. European artists as Jean Marot, A. Perelle, Joh. Jacob von Sandrart, Lepautre, J. Padtbrugge, E. Reitz, W. Swidde, J. van Aveelen, etc. At end list of pl. (according to Brunet, 132 text pp. were printed but they are extremely rare, "n'ayant pas été publiées").
Ref. Berlin Kat. 2256. - Ebert 21882. - Brunet V 578. - Lipperheide 1037. - BnF.
Joined: Id. - Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna. Tomus I [- III + supplement]. -92-2 pp., 354 pl. on 336 lvs (some folding) [bound with] Prospecter af atskillige märlvärdige byggnader, säterier och herre-gardar uti Skane [...], engr. title--14 pp., 25 pl. Stockholm, P. Ad. Huldbergs Bokhandel, 1856, id. 3 parts in 2 vol. Facsimile reprint of the famous Swedish topographical work with ill. by Perelle, Jean Marot, J. le Pautre, D. Padt Brugge, W. Swidde, J. van den Avelen a.o. after drawings by Erik Dahlberg (1625-1703), Swedish engineer, soldier and Field Marshall. He was called the "Vauban of Sweden". The "Suecia" can be described as a grand vision of Sweden during its period as a world power. Ref. Not in BL London. - BnF. (3 vol.)
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