6099. Pufendorf on Charles X Gustave in French 1697

PUFENDORF, SAMUEL VON. (2). Histoire du regne de Charles Gustave roy de Svede comprise en sept commentaires enrichis de tailles douces, traduite en françois sur le latin. Nürnberg (Christophle Riegel par Knorz imprimeur) 1697.

Folio (350x215 mm.). (8), (5), 6-752, (2), 3-35, (9) pp. Engraved extra title, 12 engraved portraits (some minor foxing), 115 partly double-page or folding engraved maps (in reality 127, all, the large furneral plate consists of 12 plates, here partly joined together, 4 plates worn in the margins, a few plates with stains in the margins, text with some foxing or browning), engraved vignettes.
Contemporary brown marbled calf, worn, partly cracked in the joints, gilt edges of covers, somewhat faded richly gilt spines in seven compartments, damages at head and foot, redspeckled edges. 1 leaf with old annotation. Bookplate of Albert Pauli. 2 volumes.

French edition of this richly illustrated work on the Swedish king Charles X and his wars in Poland, Germany etc.
The first edition was published in latin 1696, and a second latin edition in 1729.
The writing of this official history of the Swedish wars with Poland and Denmark from 1655 to 1660 was entrusted by king Charles XI to Samuel Pufendorf, a German historian and expert on international law, who held the first chair of history at the new university of Lund (1668-1676) and was the official historiographer of the Realm from 1676 until 1689. (Sten G. Lindberg: Swedish Books 1280-1967).