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von Both (active 1807)

Battle of Heilsberg, 1807

Plan / der / Schlacht bey Heilsberg / am 10ten Juny 1807 1807 or later

Letterpress booklet in German and French; 18 pages stitched together; pale grey thin paper cover with letterpress title pasted to spine | 24.5 x 20.2 cm (whole object) | RCIN 735135.c

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Letterpress account of the Battle of Heilsberg, to accompany the map of the battle fought 10 June 1807 between the French and Russians (RCINs 735135.a-b). Napoleonic Wars (1803-15)

The German and French text is arranged side by side in two columns on each page. The account of the battle is detailed, with frequent references to the positions noted on the map. The author states that the battle lasted nine and a half hours and cost the French army 11-12,000 men as prisoners, killed or wounded, apart from the numbers of officers who were not included in the total. On the other side, three Russian generals were killed (including Warneck), and 6-7,000 men killed or wounded.

  • von Both (active 1807) (author and publisher)

    S Schropp & Co (publisher) [bottom centre of title-page:] Berlin, / in Commission bey Simon Schropp & Comp.

  • Watermark: A D V / LONDON

    Watermark: W / 1804

    Condition: pristine

  • 24.5 x 20.2 cm (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    Plan / der / Schlacht bey Heilsberg / am 10ten Juny 1807. [cover page]

    Printed title:

    Relation / der / Schlacht bey Heilsberg / den 10ten Juny 1807. / Nebst / Einem Plan / herausgegeben / von / von Both, / Königl. Preuss. Major, des Verdienstes-, St. Annen - und St. Wladimir-Ordens Ritter. // Relation / de la / Bataille de Heilsberg / le 10. Juin 1807. / Avec un Plan / publié / par / de Both, / Major au Service de S.M. le Roi de Prusse, Chevalier des ordres, pour le Mérite. / de St. Anne, et de St. Wladimir.


    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

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