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Print Death of King Charles XII of Sweden while storming Fredrikshald in Norway, December 11th, 1718. (@1730)

Print with titles in Dutch and Latin:

Het stormen op FREDRIKS HALL in noorweegen, waar in
De koning van Sweden CAREL de XII , is gesneuvelt , op
Den 11 dec: 1718, na welke tyt de Konings suster de Prs
ULRICA tot Stokholm, voor Koningin is uytgeroepen.


FREDERICIHALA urbs in Norvegia oppugnata; in quo
Impetu CAROLUS ejus nominis XII mortem oppetiit
Postrid. Kal. Dec. 1718; regno exinde ab ULRICA
ELEONORA , regis sorore, holmiae per praecones Regina pronunciata


Death of King Charles XIIth of Sweden while laying seige to Fredrikshald in Norway, on December 11th, 1718. He was successed by his sister Ulrika Eleonora.

At bottom of image: Leon: Schenk  Fec:
At bottom of titles: Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum Priv:

Copper engraving. Based on totality of engravings offered for sale, it looks to be original drawing by Adolf van der Laan (1685?-1755), engraved by Leon Schenk, printed by Peter Schenk the Younger, Amsterdam, around 1730.

Based on border - bottom right print extracted from book?


Condition: very nice, slight age browning. Small hole, area of Lain text. Small smudge LL corner.
Dimensions: 21 X 15 3/4 cm


Peter Schenk the Younger (born 15 February 1693 in Amsterdam; died: 14 January 1775) was a Dutch engraver and map publisher active in Leipzig.

He was the son of the engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk the Elder who owned a shop in Liepzig and travelled regularly between there and Amsterdam in the 17th century. In 1715 Peter the Younger traveled to Liepzig in order to sell some paintings by Jan van Huchtenburgh and Jan and Willem van Mieris.

Leon Schenk (1696-1767), Dutch printmaker, draughtsman, etcher and engraver

Charles XII, also Carl (Swedish: Karl XII; 17 June 1682 – 30 November 1718 O.S.), Latinized to Carolus Rex, was the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen.

In 1718 Charles once more invaded Norway. With a main force of 40,000 men, he again laid siege to the fortress of Fredriksten overlooking the town of Fredrikshald. While inspecting trenches close to the perimeter of the fortress on 11 December (30 November Old Style), 1718, Charles was struck in the head by a projectile and killed. The shot struck the left side of his skull and exited from the right. The invasion was abandoned, and Charles' body was returned to Sweden. A second force, under Carl Gustaf Armfeldt, marched against Trondheim with 10,000 men but was forced to retreat. In the march that ensued, many of the 5,800 remaining men perished in a severe winter storm. Through a series of wars fought in the century following the king's death, Russia gained all of Finland from Sweden.