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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments

CS Berggold (active 1753)

Übigau

TAG / Der / INFANTERIE- / EXERCITIEN c.1753

Etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:11,400 approx. | RCIN 731048.c

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A map of military exercise of the infantry, with one flap showing different troop positions.

One of a set of seven plans of the manoeuvres carried out by the Polish and Saxon army at Übigau in June 1753. These manoeuvres were carried out in the presence of Maria Josepha of Austria (1699-1757), wife of Augustus III of Poland (1696-1763; who was also, as Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony from 1733 to 1763) and the royal family. See also RCINs 731048.a-b, d-g.

  • CS Berggold (active 1753) (engraver)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

     

  • Scale: 1:11,400 approx. Scale bar: Scala von 300 Schritt [21 mm =].

    18.1 x 30.4 cm (image)

    20.5 x 32.9 cm (platemark)

    33.1 x 46.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    TAG / Der / INFANTERIE- / EXERCITIEN. [top right, in trompe l'oeil scroll]

    Annotations:

    None

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle An Order of Battle and six Plans of the different Exercises and Military Movements executed by the Army of the King of Poland at Ubigau near Dresden in June 1753: by Lieut. Berggold Ing.r [The same entry appears under the heading Ubigau]

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Übigau, Saxony, Germany (51°04'18"N 13°41'25"E)

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