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George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4)

Battle of Mollwitz, 1741

PLAN / DE LA BATAILLE / DE / MOLWITZ / du 10. d'Avril / 1741 1741 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:34,000 approx. | RCIN 728040

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A map of the Battle of Mollwitz, fought on Monday 10 April 1741, on a battle field covered with two feet of snow, between the Prussians, commanded by Frederick II of Prussia (Frederick the Great; 1712-86), and the Austrians, commanded by Field Marshal Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg (1684-1774) resulting in a Prussian victory. First Silesian War (1740-42): part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with east-north-east to top.

Mollwitz lies to the west of Brieg (Brzeg, Opole Voivodeship, Poland, 50°51'38"N 17°28'02"E).

  • George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4) (cartographer and publisher) [top right, below title:] Dressé sur les Memoires / de M.r de Barmayer Offi- / cier au Service de la Reine d'Hongrie; [bottom left, outside border:] A Paris chez Le Sieur Le Rouge rue des grands Augustins vis a vis le Panier Fleuri.

  • Watermark: The letters P G [or C] separated by two intertwined hearts within a rectangular cartouche with rounded ends

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: bottom centre, water-stained and abraded patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; some ghosting of the image on the label present; map has been trimmed subsequent to the removal of the label

  • Scale: 1:34,000 approx. Scale bar: Demi Lieue commune [65 mm =].

    29.1 x 42.5 cm (neatline)

    29.4 x 42.8 cm (image)

    30.3 x 43.8 cm (platemark)

    31.9 x 46.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / DE LA BATAILLE / DE / MOLWITZ / du 10. d'Avril / 1741. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, an account of the movements of Frederick II of Prussia leading up to the battle of Mollwitz, of the dispositions of the left and right wings of the two armies, and the casualties of the battle: 3,000 Prussian and 4,000 Austrians killed or wounded, and that the battle began at 14.00 hours and finished at 19.00; including an explanatory key, A-G, X, Y.]

    Annotation:

    Battle of Molwitz, 10 April 1741.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right, centre, red pencil:] 45.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Molwitz Plan de la Bataille de Molwitz du 10 April 1741, dressé sur les memores de M. de Bærmayer, chez le Rouge.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Małujowice, Opole Voivodeship, Poland (50°50'52"N 17°22'49"E)

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