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Battle of Villmanstrand, 1741

Die Festung Willmanstrand / wo die Russ. Kays. Truppen / unter. Infürung des General / Feld-Marechals Gr. von Lacy / über ein Schwedisches Corps / den 23 Aug. 1741 einen / vollkommenen Sieg er - / halten und... 1741 or later

Engraving and some etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:8,000 approx. | RCIN 728046

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A map of the Battle of Villmanstrand fought on 23 August 1741 between the Swedes, commanded by Major-General Carl Henrik Wrangel (1681-1755), and the Russians, commanded by Field Marshal Peter Lacy (1678-1751), resulting in a Russian victory. Russo-Swedish War (1741-3). Oriented with north to top.

The lines of fire between the Russian and Swedish batteries are shown. The troop rectangles of the Russian army are coloured in red and dark blue.

The order of battle shows that the General Officers of the First Line, under Lacy, are General Keith, General-Lieutenant von Stoffel; General-Majors Fermor, Albrecht, and von Lieven.

The General Officers of the Second Line are General-Lieutenant Bachmetev and General-Major Baron von Uxkul. Regiments are named.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys above the letters IH with GR and crown countermark

    Mark, stamped: 275

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:8,000 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von 150 Faden [35 mm =].

    22.4 x 37.2 cm (neatline)

    32.4 x 37.7 cm (image)

    34.0 x 39.5 cm (platemark)

    38.3 x 46.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Die Festung Willmanstrand / wo die Russ. Kays. Truppen / unter. Infürung des General / Feld-Marechals Gr. von Lacy / über ein Schwedisches Corps / den 23 Aug. 1741 einen / vollkommenen Sieg er - / halten und hernach die / Festung mit Sturm / errobert. [top right, in trompe l'oeil scroll]

    Printed title:

    ORDRE DE BATAILLE [of the Russian army] / [under the command of] GENERAL FELD-MARSCHAL GRAF VON LACY [and] / General Keith [and] / General-Lieutenant von Stoffel. [ORDRE DE BATAILLE [of the Russian army] / [under the command of] GENERAL FELD-MARSCHAL GRAF VON LACY [and] / General Keith [and] / General-Lieutenant von Stoffel.]

    Additional text:

    [right centre, in trompe l'oeil scroll, a key, A-I, K, to troop positions, roads and places:] Erklährung der Buchstaben.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Willmanstrand August 1741.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] 47. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Willmanstrand A Plan of Willmanstrand besieged by the Russians under Marshal Lacy in August 1741; with the Order of Battle of the Russian Troops.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland (61°03'31"N 28°11'19"E)

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