Maker: Erik Dahlbergh
Antique print showing two views of the royal palace in Sweden by Dahlbergh, c. 1707, from "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna." The upper image is Drottningholm Palace on the east and the lower image is the west. Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. Visible plate mark. Very good antique condition with some signs of age- minor spots/stains mostly in the margins and three apparently archival repairs. Measures approx. 12 x 15.75 to the page edges. Could be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional cost.
Item Number: PRN041