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Siege of Danzig, 1807

PLAN / du Siège de / DANZIG / par le Corps / DE LA GRANDE ARMÉE, / Avec les Travaux des Français, tels qu'ils étoient / le 23 Avril 1807 1807 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:20,700 approx. | RCIN 735134

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A map of the siege of Danzig, 19 March-24 May 1807, showing the positions of the French siege works as they stood on 23 April. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15). Oriented with south-east to top.

This topographical map shows the surrounding topography, differentiating between arable land, rough grazing, and unproductive marshy ground, sand dunes and scrub. The positions of the French batteries, together with their lines of fire, and the encampments, are marked. The city was garrisoned by Prussian and Russian troops, commanded by the Prussian General Friedrich Adolf, Count von Kalckreuth (1737-1818) and was captured by 27,000 French troops of the 10th Corps under the command of Marshal François Joseph Lefebvre (1755-1820), who, as a result of his success, was created duc de Danzig by Napoleon.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; some offsetting from same image on verso

  • Scale: 1:20,700 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 1000 Toises [94 mm =].

    33.4 x 46.8 cm (neatline)

    35.2 x 55.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 56.6 cm (platemark)

    48.6 x 65.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / du Siège de / DANZIG / par le Corps / DE LA GRANDE ARMÉE, / Avec les Travaux des Français, tels qu'ils étoient / le 23 Avril 1807. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [right, down right side of map in rectangular panel, a key to the redoubts surrounding the city:] RENVOIS / Pour les Travaux du Siège. [bottom right, left of Renvois, in rectangular panel, a key, A-I, K-N, to the gates and bastions of the city of Danzig:] RENVOIS / Pour la Ville.


    George III heading: Dantzick 23 April 1807.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dantzick Plan du Siege de Danzig par le Corps de la Grande Armée, avec les Travaux des François tels qu'ils etoient le 23 Avril 1807.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland (54°21'07"N 18°38'46"E)

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