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Name Von Pufendorf, Samuel
Other names Baron Samuel Von Pufendorf
Life Dates 1632-1694
Nationality German
Occupation Historian, Jurist, Philosopher
Role Cartographer

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Image of Map Collection - 2014.17.88

Map Collection - 2014.17.88

"Conflictus prope Dirschaviam…," Nuremberg, 1697, engraving, map by Samuel von Pufendorf This bird's-eye view depicts a 1657 battle near Tczew (Dirschau) on the Vistula River in Poland. This battle took place during the Second Northern War (1655-1660), a series of engagements between Sweden and its adversaries- the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1655-60), Russia (1656-58), Brandenburg-Prussia (1657-60), the Habsburg Monarchy (1657-60) and Denmark-Norway (1657-58 and 1658-60). The map was originally published in Pufendorf's important De Rebus a Carolo Gustavo, which tells the official history of the wars of Sweden against Poland and Denmark from 1655 to 1660.