Some time after the battle of Narva in late November 1700 Erik Dahlbergh started asking Henning Rudolf Horn (the garrison commander at Narva) for information about the siege and the battle. Dahlbergh's letters to Horn are possibly lost, but some of the replys are preserved. On 24 March 1701 Horn writes that he would already have sent the map of the battle and the drawings of the town if the King had not requested changes. On 13 May Horn writes that Captain Palmstruch has been ordered to modify the drawing and make the breach of the walls somewhat clearer. On 27 May Horn again writes to Dahlbergh, saying that the key to the map will follow shortly. On 3 June Horn returns to the subject and says that the view of the town isn't quite ready yet. On 13 June Horn states that Captain Palmstruch was hard at work.
On 21 June Horn informs Dahlbergh that the drawing of the town from the Ingrian side has been sent and Palmstruch is working on the drawing from the Estonian side. On 7 July Horn tells Dahlbergh that this work soon will be finished. On 18 July he writes that this work is done as well (by lieutenant De la Vallée).
It seems likely that this matedrial was used by Johan Lithén (ennobled Litheim 1718), who made several drawings of battles and towns in the Baltic provinces and Courland.
Source: LVVA, fond 7349, op. 1, vol. 276