SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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LAHDE, Gerhardt Lutwig.
Branden i Kiobenhavn: d: 5. 6. Og 7, Juny 1795.

The fire started in the fleet area around Kongens Nytorv and spread to the west. About 900 houses burned down and about 6,000 of the city's 100,000 inhabitants became homeless. The fire is, together with Copenhagen's fire of 1728 and renovations in the 1940s, a major reason why there are not many traces of medieval Copenhagen today.

Copenhagen: 1795.
Bobins 406; Kobenhavnske Brandbilder 1794-95; Bibl. Danica II, 611.
8 + plan
Copenhagen: 1795.

Quarto, hand-coloured engraved vignette title, two folding plans, two engraved plates of Copenhagen, (one folding) the other hand coloured showing scenes of the Fire. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt rule to boards, spine lettered gilt direct, all edges gilt, inner dentelles in gilt. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. [Plan] Kiobenhavn. 3-4. Branden i Kiobenhavn d 5 Juny 1795. 5-6. Branden i Kiobenhavn den 6 Juny 1795. 7. Branden i Kiobenhavn d 7 Juny 1795. 8. Christiansborg Odeleggelse d 26 Febr 1794. 9. Prospect af Christiansborg Odeleggelse d 26 Febr 1794.