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Auktion: Auction 25.01.1992
wurde versteigert am: 25. Januar 1992
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DAHLBERG, Count ERIC JÖNSEN, artist ]. Suecia antiqua et hodierna, n.p. [Stockholm], n.d. [l693-l723]. 3 parts in one, oblong folio, 368 x 457mm. (14 1/2 x l8 3/8 in.), contemporary Swedish tree calf gilt, covers with gilt borders of an interlocked G...

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DAHLBERG, Count ERIC JÖNSEN, artist ]. Suecia antiqua et hodierna, n.p. [Stockholm], n.d. [l693-l723]. 3 parts in one, oblong folio, 368 x 457mm. (14 1/2 x l8 3/8 in.), contemporary Swedish tree calf gilt, covers with gilt borders of an interlocked Greek-key pattern, spine richly gilt in two compartments with various volute, floral and star tools, gilt-lettered red and green morocco labels in the two remaining compartments, edges stained yellow, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, reportedly bound by Kristoff Schneidler of Stockholm, minor rubbing at corners, joints and spine extremities, tear to blank lower margin of plate 146 (part 1), smudge to plate 10 (part 2), a small number of the prints lightly browned, 353 engraved and etched plates, maps and architectural plans (of which 13 folding), including allegorical titles for each part, two portraits of King Charles XI of Sweden, a portrait of Dahlberg, etc., engraved by various artists including Jean Marot Sandrart, N. Perelle, J. Le Pautre, J. van den Aveele, S. Blasendorff, W. Swidde and others, mostly after original paintings and drawings by Count Dahlberg, the numbering of the plates corresponding to the numeration in the 13-page printed index in Latin at end of vol. 3, with an extra full-page engraved plate of the Swedish Church in London, by Van der Gucht, all the prints (with the exception of the extra plate) carefully cut round and mounted, as issued. Brunet V, 57 (dating the work l693-l714). BMC (dating it 1723). An extremely ambitious topographical gazeteer of Sweden's cities, palaces, great houses, public buildings, gardens, natural wonders and antiquities, as drawn principally by Count Dahlberg over a twenty-year period and engraved by some of Europe's foremost printmakers. The cost of preparing the collection was underwritten by King Charles XI and the the bulk of the edition was reserved for presentation purposes. A Latin descriptive text by Lagerlöf was begun but never completed. Several of the dramatic folding panoramas are quite large: the principle view of Stockholm, plate 13 in Part 1, measures 235 x 775mm.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 25.01.1992
Auktionsdatum: 25.01.1992
Adresse: Christie's
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