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Joseph Eder (1760-1835)

Battle of Deutsch-Wagram, 1809

Schlacht / bei / DEUTSCH=WAGRAM / den 5,,ten Jul. 1809. / 1tes Blat 1809 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:70,300 approx. | RCIN 735148.a

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A map of the Battle of Deutsch-Wagram, fought on 5-6 July 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 Austrians. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15). Oriented with north to top. The French army, comprising units from Saxony, Bavaria, Italy and the Duchy of Warsaw, is coloured in dark blue.

The Battle of Deutsch-Wagram, which involved about 300,000 troops, resulted in a decisive victory for Napoleon, and the Treaty of Schönbrunn which marked the end of the Fifth Coalition. This map shows the first stage of the battle: Napoleon had amassed resources on the Island of Lobau and moved his troops northwards to attack the Austrians.

This is the first of three maps showing the different dispositions of the armies at the Battle of Deutsch-Wagram, 5-6 July 1809. The second and third maps are at 735148.b and c. They were originally contained in an early nineteenth-century rough buff paper folder on which is written, bottom left of front cover, the George III heading.

  • Joseph Eder (1760-1835) (publisher) [bottom left, below border:] Wien, in Comiss. bei Jos. Eder, am Graben.

  • Watermark: C & I HONIG

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

  • Scale: 1:70,300 approx. Scale bar [79 mm =] 3000 Wiener Klafter.

    23.8 x 28.1 cm (neatline)

    25.0 x 39.4 cm (image)

    26.4 x 41.4 cm (platemark)

    28.9 x 46.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Schlacht / bei / DEUTSCH=WAGRAM / den 5,,ten Jul. 1809. / 1tes Blat. [top left, outside map border]

    Printed title:

    Schlacht bei Deutsch=Wagram in 3 Blättern. [top centre, outside map border]

    Additional text:

    [left and right, down left and right side of map, outside border, an alphabetical key to the different troop positions on the map, and an explanation of the symbols.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Deutsch Wagram 5 July 1809.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Deutsch-Wagram Three Plans of the different positions of the French and Austrian Armies in the Battle of Deutsch-Wagram, on the 5.th and 6.th of July 1809; published by Jos. Eder.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Deutsch-Wagram, Lower Austria, Austria (48°17'59"N 16°34'00"E)

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