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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Hugo Allard the Elder (1627-84)

Øresund, 1658

WARE AFBEELDINGE VAN DEN BLOEDIGEN ZEESLAG / Tussen D.E.L. AD. OBDAM. en HOGH MOEDIGEN. AD. VRANGEL. / geschiet tussen 8. en. 9. nouember: 1658: 1658 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges left, top and right | 36.0 x 49.9 cm (image) | RCIN 723117

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A view of the naval Battle of the Sound, fought on 8 November 1658 between the Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam (1610-65) and the Swedish fleet, commanded by Admiral Carl Gustav Wrangel (1613-76), resulting in a Dutch victory. Oriented with north-east to top. Second Northern War (Dano-Swedish War) (1658-1660).

Title appears top corner, to each side of a winged victory and flanked on the left by a portrait of Admiral Wrangel and on the right by a portrait of Admiral Opdam.

  • Hugo Allard the Elder (1627-84) (publisher) [bottom, below text, left of centre:] Hugo. Allardt. excudit.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition:one fold line; creased; brown discolouration; one fold line to the mount, not coincident with print fold line; brown discolouration and some foxing to print and mount. Pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this map/print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 36.0 x 49.9 cm (image)

    partly cropped (platemark)

    33.7 x 49.9 cm (neatline)

    36.6 x 51.0 cm (sheet)

    39.3 x 53.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    WARE AFBEELDINGE VAN DEN BLOEDIGEN ZEESLAG / Tussen D.E.L. AD. OBDAM. en HOGH MOEDIGEN. AD. VRANGEL. / geschiet tussen 8. en. 9. nouember: 1658: [top corner, to each side of a winged victory and flanked on the left by a portrait of Admiral Wrangel and on the right by a portrait of Admiral Opdam]

    Additional text:

    [below view, a brief description of the losses on both sides and keys, A-I, K-T, V-Z and a-i, k.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Sound 8 and 9 Nov.r 1658.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, red pencil: 3/6[?]. [top left, black pencil, erased:] III/[?]. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] III/137.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Ware Afbeeldinge van den bloedigen Zeeslag tussen de Ad. Obdam en Ad. Urangel geschiet tussen 8 en 9 November 1658: by H. Allardt

  • From the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano dal Pozzo's collection and added to it; sold by Carlo Antonio's grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Øresund [Sont, Sund, Eyrarsund, The Sound], Denmark (and other countries (55°50ʹ00ʺN 12°40ʹ00ʺE)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Mark McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 3236

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