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Impressive aquatint battle scenes

SKJÖLDEBRAND, Anders Frederik, Comte Erik Johansen DAHLBERG and Johann Philip LEMBKE.
Batailles de Charles X Gustave Roi de Suède...
Stockholm, A.F. Skjöldebrand, 1806. Large oblong folio (52 x 68 cm). With an engraved title with aquatint vignette, engraved portrait by Sandrart after a painting by Ehrenstrahl, and 11 aquatint plates after drawings by Count Dahlberg and paintings by Lembke, engraved by Skjöldebrand, numbered I-XII, all in sepia. Contemporary half calf with marbled brown boards, gold-tooled spine. [13] ll.
€ 5,500
First edition of a splendid series of sepia aquatints with battle scenes, engraved by Skjöldebrand (1757-1834) after drawings by Count Erik Johansen Dahlberg (1625-1703), as painted by Johann Philip Lembke (1631-1711). They glorify the military victories of Charles X Gustavus, King of Sweden (1622-1660), in the war against Poland and Denmark, 1655-58. Dahlberg was one of the most important generals to Charles Gustavus during the war, and played a major role in planning the famous crossing of the frozen Belts. Depicted here are the battles of Czarnova, Columbi, Guesne, Varsovie (Warsaw) (three), Philippova, Ivarnaes, and the crossing of the Saane and Grand Belt. Another aquatint portrays Charles Gustavus defending himself against seven Tartars. The portrait of the Swedish King, regally mounted on horseback, is engraved by Sandrart after a painting by David Klöcher von Ehrenstrahl (ca. 1620-1698).
With bookplate. Top and lower part of spine damaged, binding edges rubbed and bumped; some very minor soiling on the plates. Very good copy.
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