Antique print showing two views of Tido Castle in Sweden by Dahlbergh, c. 1707, from "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna." The upper image shows the castle from the front in a cut-away view where the façade has been made invisible to allow us to look into the inner courtyard and the inner façade. The view at the bottom shows a view of the building from a distance with part of the Malaren (Meeler Lake) and Dingtuna behind. "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. Measures approx. 12 x 16 to the page edges.
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