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Anonymous

Copenhagen, 1700

Das / Von denn dreÿen Alliirten, / als / Englisch= Schwedisch= u. Holländischen / Flotten / Bombardirte, / doch nicht / Beschädigte / COPENHAGEN / Anno 1700. / den 20, ♂ u. 26. [left facing crescent moon symbol] Julii 1700 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on coarse linen | 31.2 x 40.1 cm (image and neatline) | RCIN 724092

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A medium/high oblique view of the naval bombardment of Copenhagen by the English, Swedish and Dutch fleets on 20 and 26 July 1700. Great Northern War (1700-1721). Oriented with north-west to top. 

This bombardment, by the Maritime Powers (England and the Dutch republic) resulted in the Denmark-Norway alliance withdrawing from the war in August 1700. It was described in the London Gazette (Issue 3622, 25-29 July 1700) from the Danish point of view: ‘they [the three fleets] fired about 130 Bombs, of which ‘tis said only five fell in the Danish Ships …The Danes at the same time fired from several Bomb-Ketches and from a great flat-bottom’d Vessel which lay before their Fleet with divers Pieces of great Cannon planted thereon; but the Execution was not great on either side..

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Crowned shield with fleur-de-lys?

    Condition: no fold lines; five holes punched along left and right edges. Verso: laid down on canvas, heavy surface dirt along right edge

  • 31.2 x 40.1 cm (image and neatline)

    31.5 x 40.6 cm (platemark)

    34.0 x 42.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Das / Von denn dreÿen Alliirten, / als / Englisch= Schwedisch= u. Holländischen / Flotten / Bombardirte, / doch nicht / Beschädigte / COPENHAGEN / Anno 1700. / den 20, ♂ u. 26. [left facing crescent moon symbol] Julii. [top centre, in oval cartouche with, on the right, a female figure holding the palm of victory, shielding her face from the female figure on the left who holds a bundle of arrows, while winged putti hold a mortar bomb and other artillery implements]

    Additional text:

    [left, centre, a key, 1-60, to named bastions and buildings in the city:] Erklærung der Zahlen.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Copenhagen 20-26 July 1700.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 1700; [top left, red pencil:] 4/2 [and, black pencil:] IV/111; [bottom right, black pencil:] C / No 22.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Copenhagen Das von denn dreyen Allurten, als Englisch, Schwedischen und Hollandischen Flotten Bombardirte, doch nicht beschadigte Copenhagen den 20 und 26 Julii 1700.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark (55°40'33"N 12°33'55"E)

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