lot # 241 - europe estonia
Estonia under Swedish rule 1703 (Dec. 28): Entire Letter within Reval / Tallinn, sent by private courier outside the postal system from the Royal Swedish command General Major Horn to Captain Lieutnant Hinrich Schleyer giving order how to treat deserters, front with well preserved wax seal, in very good condition. An interesting cover during the first years of the Great Northern War (1700-1721) when Swedish controlled Estonia and Livland was attacked by Russian troops under Peter the Great who started to build St. Petersburg in 1703.rnProvenance: Harry von Hofmann collection, 359. Köhler auction (March 2015), lot 5003, offered with his original notes.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas