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Kurtzer Abriss vnd Warhafftige Beschreibung Was gestalt Ihr Königl. Majest. in Schweden die Churfürstlich Residentz-Statt Maintz den 14. Decemb. dieses endlauffenden 1631. Jahrs mit Accord Erobert vnd Einbekommen

Kurtzer Abriss vnd Warhafftige Beschreibung Was gestalt Ihr Königl. Majest. in Schweden die Churfürstlich Residentz-Statt Maintz den 14. Decemb. dieses endlauffenden 1631. Jahrs mit Accord Erobert vnd Einbekommen

 
 
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Print shows a birds-eye view of the city of Mainz, Germany with towers and other buildings on the shore of the Rhine and Main rivers. Also visible are boats in the harbor and a long boat with soldiers arriving from downstream on the Rhine as well as soldiers on horseback across the Rhine River from the town. Swedish troops under King Gustavus Adolphus took siege and captured the city of Mainz in December, 1631. Key details are identified labeled A-X in the print with a key at the bottom of the print.
Lengthy descriptive text in German below image.
Title from caption above image.
Paas, J.R. German political broadsheet, 1600-1700 Vol. 5, P-1530
Reference copy in LOT 4601, no. 37.
Illustration in: Hauslab Album, plate 37.
"Verzeichnus der vornembsten Gebauen zu Maintz" [List of the most distinguished buildings in Mainz] Key caption.
Original album; Purchase; 1950.
Formerly: PR13 CN1950:R01. Originals were housed in blind-tooled morocco album 11 x 17 in. Original binding in P&P Suppl. Archives.

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01/01/1631
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