Dahlbergh, Erik Jönsson
Repræsentatio scenographica Arcis Cronenburg auspiciis S.R. M. Sueciæ. ductu vero Exell. Dn. Com. C.G. Wrangelij reg....
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- Published: Nürnberg
- Published date: 1696
- Issue date: 1696
- Technique: Copper engraving
- Type: map
- Size: 30.5 x 57,4 cm (12 x 22,5 inches).
- Stock number: 35070
- Condition: Some waterstains; appeared folded; a small spot of rust in the right area.
Original copper engraving, uncolored. Dramatic View of the Swedish conquest of Kronborg in 1658. Engraved after a drawing made at the scene of the battle by the famous Swedish engineer and master of fortifications Eric Dahlberg. Surrounded in a decorative picture-frame style border with two cartouches telling the story of the battle. In the dramatic scene, cannon bursts explode in mid air, and there are fascinating details of the troops in the foreground. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is set in a fictional fortress named Elsinore, believed to be based on Kronborg Castle, in the city of Helsingør on the northeast coast of Denmark. Originally built in the 1420s, Kronborg was rebuilt in 1574. This late 17th-century engraving shows Kronborg under cannon fire during the Dano-Swedish war of 1658-60, when Sweden invaded Denmark, several decades after Shakespeare's death.