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Name Swidde, Willem
Life Dates ca. 1660 - 1697
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Engraver
Role Engraver

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Image of Map Collection - 2014.17.73

Map Collection - 2014.17.73

"Obsidio civitatis et Arcis Gravdensis WITH Munita Arx Krvsewix," Nuremberg, 1697, engraving, map by Willem Swidde Two views of Poland on one sheet. The upper panel depicts the battle of January 4, 1656 around Grudziadz (Graudenz), while the lower panel shows the battle of August 12, 1655 near Kruszwica in Kujawien-Pommern, Poland, with an inset map and cartouche in each panel. Originally published in De Rebus a Carolo Gustavo by Samuel von Pufendorf, which tells the official history of the wars of Sweden against Poland and Denmark from 1655 to 1660.