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1707 - Boraas / Bogsund - Sweden - Antique

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Item number: PRN040
Genuine Antique Print

c. 1707

Maker: Erik Dahlbergh

 

Antique print showing two views of towns in Sweden by Dahlbergh, c. 1707, from "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna." The upper image is a view of Boraas (Borås) and the lower image is Bogsund (now called Ulricehamn). Each image includes a beautifully detailed scene with the surroundings and figures in the foreground. "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" can be described as a grand vision of Sweden during its period as a great power. Dahlberg's direct source of inspiration was the topographical publications issued by the Swiss publisher Matthäus Merian. In 1661 Dahlberg was granted a royal privilege enabling him to realize his plans, which kept him occupied for a good decade, and a work that would not be printed until after his death. In its final state Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna comprised three volumes containing 353 plates. Engraved by Aveelen. Visible plate mark. Very good antique condition with some signs of age- minor spots/stains . Measures approx. 12 x 15.75 to the page edges. Could be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional cost.

 

Item Number: PRN040