Bestürmung und Einnehmung der Neu erbauwten Dänischen- Schantz und Vöstung Friderichsödde, von der Grosskönigl. Grossschwedischen Haupt Armee…..

  • Translation

Article ID EUS1635


Bestürmung und Einnehmung der Neu erbauwten Dänischen- Schantz und Vöstung Friderichsödde, von der Grosskönigl. Grossschwedischen Haupt Armee…..


Map shows Fredericia and the island Fyn


ca. 1670


Dahlberg Graf (1625-1703)

Erik Jonsson Graf von Dahlberg (1625-1703) was a Swedish field marshal, architect and fortress builder. His artistically remarkable drawings for a large-scale copperplate engraving with views of Swedish places are of great topographical and architectural historical value. With a royal privilege, work on his main work began in 1661, a large geographical and historical depiction of the Swedish territories. 1667–1668 he traveled to Paris to have the first plates engraved for it. This work was temporarily suspended when in 1674 he was entrusted with responsibility for all Swedish fortress construction. It was not until 1684 that he continued work on the topography, now as the official publisher on behalf of the government. His main work, Suecia antiqua et hodierna, was first published in Stockholm in 1716 in three plate volumes with 354 copperplate engravings on 321 partly folded plates and with 13 pages of registers.

Historical Description

Denmark is a country and sovereign state in Northern Europe and a parliamentary monarchy. Denmark is officially called the Kingdom of Denmark along with the Faroe Islands, which geographically belong to Northern Europe, like the mother country, and Greenland, which belongs to North America. The Danish people are said to have come from Scania to Jutland and the western Baltic islands in the 6th century, where they displaced other Germanic tribes. In the 10th century, Gorm the Old (around 950) united the individual minor kingdoms under his rule. Until 1035, when Knut the Great died, the Danish kings succeeded in conquering large parts of the British Isles. Until well into the 11th century, the Danes, Swedes and Norwegians, among others, were called Vikings, who founded colonies and traded throughout Europe. The only land border is between Denmark and Germany. A Danish minority lives in the former Danish southern Schleswig. With the Kalmar Union, Halland was suddenly in the center of the Danish Empire and, according to the Union Treaty, Erich of Pomerania should have been crowned in Halmstad. In the period that followed, Halland was not spared the wars of the era. In 1434, the landscape was conquered by the fighters of the Engelbrekt uprising and the Falkenberg castle was burned down. In the course of the Three Crown War, the Battle of Axtorna (also: Battle on the Falkenberger Haide) took place here in 1565, during which the Danish general Rantzau defeated a superior Swedish army. Until 1645 Halland belonged to Denmark and was then awarded in the peace of Brömsebro to Sweden for 30 years. Since the Peace of Roskilde in 1658, Halland has finally belonged to Sweden, although Denmark tried again in the Schoen War (1675–1679) to recapture lost territory.

Dimensions (cm)30 x 38
ConditionTear on the right side perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


67.50 €

( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )