2 Extremely rare account of the Battle of the Sound /106


Description: Extremely rare account of the Battle of the Sound

Confrontation oder Gegenhaltung dess Schwedischen von Hölsingör vom 8 Nov. St. N. datirten, zu Elbing aber gedruckten Schreibens, und dann der gründlichen Relation Einiger holländischen Schipper welche den 27 Novemb. allhier in Dantzig auffgekommen und an Eydes statt den ganzten Verlauff der neulichen See-Schlacht zwischen holländischen und schwedischen Schiffs-Flotten im Sunde, auszgesaget haben.

[Danzig], 1758. 4to. Early 20th-century cloth-backed boards. [8] pp.

Extremely rare pamphlet relating to the Battle of the Sound, which took place on 9 November 1658 during the Second Northern War. In support of Denmark, the Dutch fleet under command of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam tried to prevent the Swedish from gaining control over the Sound, a pivotal route for the Baltic trade and an important factor in the Dutch economy. Although the Dutch were successful, the vice-admirals Witte de With and Peter Floris were killed.
The pamphlet is a refutation of a pro-Swedish account published in Elbing on 9 November and reprinted at the end of the present narrative. The author based his account on the reports of several Dutch sailors.

Slightly shaved; boards with small tickets and stamps. Very good copy of this rare pamphlet.
WorldCat (1 copy); not in Knuttel; KVK; cf. Tiele, Pamfletten 4619-4639.
  • Number: 1060631 (D9MDQWFKAOE3)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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