LOT 1507

[Sweden] Histoire de Gustave-Adolphe Roi de Suede

Composée sur tout ce qui a paru de plus curieux, et sur und grand nombre de Manuscrits, & principalement sur ceux de Mr. Arkenholtz, par M.D.M*** [= Eléazar de Mauvillon] (...). Amsterdam, Z. Chatelain etc., 1764, (8),X,602 p., with engraved frontispiece portrait, 4 engraved maps (3x folding), three folding engraved plates of battles and 1 folding letterpress brigade overview, contemporary half leather, 4to.

Sl. (water)stained, letterpress plate with sm. tear, leather across hinges split, yet still an acceptable copy. The first 4o edition (that same year an 8vo edition appeared) of this extensive biography of Gustav II Adolph (1594-1632), or Gustav Adolph the Great (the Lion of the North), King of Sweden from 1611 to his death in 1632. He was the son and heir of Charles IX of Zweden and of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp and the father of Queen Christina. Contains fine maps of Pomerania, Saxony, the Rhine and "Beavierre & aux environs" and plates of the battles at Leipzig, Lech and Lützen. The brilliant portrait is engraved by Paulus Pontius after a painting by Antony van Dijck.

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