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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Christian von Mechel (1737-1817)

Kehl, 1796-7

PAPILLON / pour / Le Plan du Siège de Kehl published 1798

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | 15.0 x 27.5 cm (image) | RCIN 735045.b

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A piece of paper on which is engraved and hand-coloured a different position for the troops south of Kehl, is stitched to the left margin of the map of the siege of Kehl (see RCIN 735045.a). There is no explanation to the key letters and numbers on the map.

  • Christian von Mechel (4 April 1737-11 April 1817) (publisher)

    Austrian military engineers (surveyor)

    Kaiser (active 1798) (engraver)

  • Watermark: Crowned monogram of two back to back C's with Heawood 2879 below

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 15.0 x 27.5 cm (image)

    18.7 x 29.5 cm (platemark)

    21.3 x 33.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PAPILLON / pour / Le Plan du Siège de Kehl [centre, below papillon]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, in a modern hand:] CMB Jan '87 [i.e. 1987]. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Kehl Plan detaillé des Attaques et de la Defense de la Ville et du Fort de Kehl, et du Camp retranché des François plus de la Ligne de Contrevallation de l'Armée assiegante aux ordres du Comte de Latour depuis le commencement d'Octobre 1796 jusqu'au 9 Janvier 1797 que les Francois rendirent le Fort et la Ville par capitulation: gravé par Kaiser, chez Ch. de Mechel, 1798. (V. 3 p.221_1. V. 4 p. 159)

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48°34'22"N 07°48'54"E)

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