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von Both (active 1807)

Battle of Heilsberg, 1807

PLAN / der / BATAILLE VON HEILSBERG / den 10.ten Iuni 1807 1807 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:15,700 approx. | RCIN 735135.b

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A map of the Battle of Heilsberg, fought on 10 June 1807 between the French and the Russians, neither side gaining outright victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15).

The map is accompanied by two irregularly shaped 'papillons' or flaps, each of which show different troop positions. They are engraved on the same plate (see RCIN 735135.a), and were intended to be cut out and pasted to RCIN 735135.b. A printed account of the battle, and explanation of the letters on the map, is at RCIN 735135.c.

  • von Both (active 1807) (cartographer and publisher) [[top left, below title:] Aufgenommen und gezeichnet / durch / den Königl. Preuss. Major / von Both / herausgegeben auf Kosten / des Verfassers.]

    Johann Carl Richter (1759-1832) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Gestochen von J.C. Richter

    S Schropp & Co (publisher) [bottom centre:] In Commission bei Simon Schropp & Comp in Berlin.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:15,700 approx. Scale bar: Maasstab von 3000 Schritt [152 mm =].

    44.1 x 56.1 cm (neatline)

    47.4 x 58.2 cm (image)

    50.3 x 62.8 cm (platemark)

    52.2 x 66.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / der / BATAILLE VON HEILSBERG / den 10.ten Iuni 1807. [top left]


    George III heading: Battle of Heilsberg 10 June 1807.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Heilsberg Plan de la Bataille de Heilsberg entre les Russes et les Francois donnée le 10 Juin 1807: par le Major de Both, en 2 feuilles, avec un Relation de la Bataille: chez Schropp et Comp.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Lidzbark Warmiński, Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, Poland (54°07'33"N 20°34'46"E)

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