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Plan Karta över Danzig och Weixel-Münde.

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Article ID EUP4057
Artist Akerland (1754-1835)
Erik Åkerland (1754-1835) was a prolific and very skilled cartographer and engraver. Early in his career he worked in Fredrik Akrel´s globe factory in Stockholm. In the 1790s he engraved sea charts for Johan Nordenankars great Sea Atlas. In the early 1800s he took over the publishing of Atlas Juvenilis, which was first issued by Anders Åkerman in 1768. Åkerland also engraved portraits, among them Carl von Linné and Carl XIVJohan.
Title Plan Karta över Danzig och Weixel-Münde.
Year ca. 1807
Description
Danzig (Gdańsk)
;is a Polish city on the Baltic coast. It is the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the capital of Kashubia, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
The site was ruled on behalf of Poland by the Samborides' duchy and consisted of a settlement at the modern Long Market, craftsmen settlements along the Old Ditch, German merchant settlements around the St Nicolas church and the old Piast stronghold. In 1308, the town was taken by Brandenburg and the Teutonic Knights restored order. In 1440, the city participated in the foundation of the Prussian Confederation which was an organisation opposed to the rule of the Teutonic Knights. This led to the Thirteen Years' War against the Teutonic Monastic State of Prussia. Gaining free and privileged access to Polish markets, the seaport prospered while simultaneously trading with the other Hanseatic cities. After the Second Peace of Thorn (1466) with the Teutonic Monastic State of Prussia the warfare between the latter and the Polish crown ended permanently. Danzig was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1793, in the Second Partition of Poland. An attempt of student uprising against Prussia led by Gottfried Benjamin Bartholdi was crushed quickly by the authorities in 1797. During the era of Napoleon the city became a free city in the period extending from 1807 to 1814, after that it again became part of Prussia.
Place of Publication Stockholm
Dimensions (cm)29 x 18,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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