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Johannes van den Aveele (active 1698-1727)

Frederiksten, 1718

Plan af Fästningen / FREDERICHS HALL / med des Ataque 1718 or later

Etched and engraved map and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: not stated. 1:5,000 approx. | RCIN 727014

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A map of the fortress of Fredrickshall showing the siege (11 November-12 December 1718) by the Swedish army, commanded by Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) against the troops of Denmark-Norway, commanded by Frederick IV of Norway (1671-1730), resulting in a Norwegian victory. The Great Northern War (1720-21). Oriented with south to top.

  • Johannes van den Aveele (active 1698-1727) (engraver) [bottom right, below neatline:] Joh. Vanden Aveelen. Sc.

  • Watermark: Uncertain: a design of scrolled leaves with countermark: CG

    Condition: one fold line; some foxing. Verso: water-stained patch and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:5,000 approx.

    23.8 x 32.7 cm (image and neatline)

    25.1 x 33.6 cm (platemark)

    38.5 x 34.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Plan af Fästningen / FREDERICHS HALL / med des Ataque. [top left]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map, an account of the Swedish attaque from 20 November to the death of King Charles XII of Sweden on 30 November, letterpress:] Plan af Fästningen Fredrichshall med des ataque: / Journal af ataquen för Fredrichshall.


    George III heading: Frederickshall 11 Nov.r - 12 Dec.r 1718.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, cropped:] 2; [top right, black pencil:] 1718; [bottom right, black pencil:] 29; [centre, red pencil:] 29.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Frederickshall A Plan of the Siege of the Fort of Frederichshall by Charles XII in 1718: by I. vanden Aveelen: with a Description.

  • 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)

    Fredriksten festing, Østfold, Norway (59°07ʹ11ʺN 11°23ʹ48ʺE)

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