Sweden Ancient and Modern


Erik Dahlberg´s Suecia antiqua et hodierna (Sweden ancient and modern) is the most renowned architectural and topographical documentation of Sweden during the age of imperial greatness. Dahlberg was an accomplished civil servant and draftsman. Aided by assistants under his aegis, he drafted a large number of sketches and drawings depicting settlements, manors, and fortifications, with the expressed purpose of enhancing the glory of Sweden in its efforts to be recognized as a European power. The drawings were later engraved by a number of leading contemporary European engravers. The first edition of this monumental work, with some 400 copperplate engravings and etchings, appeared only after Dahlberg´s death.

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Suecia antiqua et hodierna


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3 volumes with approximately 400 copperplate engravings and etchings on 353 plates; black and white

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