12 June 2009
STOCKHOLM 1660 -- DAHLBERG, Erik, Count (1625-1703). Exequiae Serenissimi ac Potentissimi Principis ac Domini, Domini Caroli Gustavi Suecorum Gothorum et Wandalorum Regis d. 3. Novemb. 1660 Holmiae celebratae. N.p., n.d. [Paris, after 1660].
Large panoramic view (290 x 4420 mm), on 13 folio sheets joined and folded, engraved by JEAN LE PAUTRE after drawings of COUNT ERIK DAHLBERG. Modern half cloth folding case.
The large scene depicts the funeral procession on November 3, 1660 of CARL GUSTAV (1622-1660), King of Sweden, set against the skyline of Stockholm. A fine impression of a magnificent panoramic view of Stockholm, engraved after the drawings of Count Erik Dahlberg, military commander and architect, who was one of the major influences in the development of Swedish art, architecture and military design of the 17th century. According to Destailleur the view was engraved by Jean Le Pautre, who added the elaborately ornate centerpieces, title cartouche, and the top decoration consisting of the coats-of arms of Swedish counties in handsome medallion frames. Berlin 2255; Lipperheide Sf2; see Thieme-Becker VIII, 276.
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