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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments

CS Berggold (active 1753)

Übigau

TAG / DER / VERAENDERUNG / DES / LAGERS c.1753

Etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:3,000 approx. | RCIN 731048.g

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A map of locality with the River Elbe, showing encampments and the practice fortification with saps and trenches of a besieging army and showing lines of fire. See RCIN 731048.f. Oriented with north-east to top.

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-f.

  • CS Berggold (active 1753) (engraver)

  • Watermark: Countermark: IV

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:3,000 approx. Scale bar: Scala von 300 Ruthen und 1500 Schritten [408 mm =].

    29.4 x 36.8 cm (image)

    31.2 x 38.4 cm (platemark)

    33.1 x 46.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    TAG / DER / VERAENDERUNG / DES / LAGERS. [top right]

    Printed title:

    Nō.7. [bottom left, outside neatline]

    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. [The same entry appears under the heading Ubigau.]r

  • 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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