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Karl Timlich (1744-1825)

Battle of Aspern, 1809

1tes Blat / der / SCHLACHT bei ASPERN / am 21,,ten Maj, 8ō9. / enthaltend die ersten Stellungen Dispositionen, / Manoeuvres, Abmarsch in 5 Colon[n]en 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, / mit halber Divisions Breite um 12 Uhr mitt.g / bis zum... 1809 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:45,700 approx. | RCIN 735147.a

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A map of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, fought on 21-22 May 1809 between the French army, commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), and the Austrians, commanded by Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen (1771-1847), resulting in the defeat of the French. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15). Oriented with north to top.

This is the first of three maps showing the different dispositions of the armies at the Battle of Aspern. The second map is at RCIN 735147.b, and the third is at RCIN 735147.c. They were originally contained in an early nineteenth-century buff rag paper folder on which is written, bottom left of front cover, the George III heading.

  • Karl Timlich (1744-1825) (engraver) [bottom right, below border:] Timlich sc.

  • Watermark: J KOOL

    Condition: no fold lines; unevenly trimmed; some brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:45,700 approx. Scale bar: [80 mm =] 2000 Wiener Klaftern. (scale)

    21.5 x 19.1 cm (neatline)

    21.5 x 35.2 cm (image)

    23.2 x 37.2 cm (platemark)

    26.5 x 40.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    1tes Blat / der / SCHLACHT bei ASPERN / am 21,,ten Maj, 8ō9. / enthaltend die ersten Stellungen Dispositionen, / Manoeuvres, Abmarsch in 5 Colon[n]en 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, / mit halber Divisions Breite um 12 Uhr mitt.g / bis zum Aufmarsch in Schlachtordnung mit / Battaillons Massen. [top left, at the head of a column of text down left side of map]

    Additional text:

    [left and right, down each side of the map, in rectangular panels, a key, A-I, K-T, V-W, Y-Z, Fa-Fd, to the troop positions on the map.]

    Printed title:

    Pag. 2. [top right, above edge of border]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Aspern 21 May 1809.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Aspern Three Plans of the different positions of the French and Austrian Armies on the Battle of Aspern near Vienna, on the 21.st of May 1809: engraved by Timlich.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Aspern, Vienna, Austria (48°13'05"N 16°28'59"E)

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