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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.88
Object Name Map
Description "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.
Title Conflictus prope Dirschaviam…
Date 1697
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Von Pufendorf, Samuel
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-14 W-16.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Poland
Tczew (Dirschau)
Vistula River
Second Northern War