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Ivangorod and Narva, 1700 1700 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: not stated. 1:5,000 approx. | RCIN 724095

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A map of the siege and battle of the Swedish city of Narva, fought on 30 November 1700 (N.S.) between Russian troops, commanded by Field Marshal Charles Eugène de Croÿ (1651-1702) and the Swedish army, commanded by Charles XII (1682-1718), resulting in a Swedish victory. Great Northern War (1700-1721). Oriented with east to top.

The Russians had besieged Narva during November, and their lines of circumvallation and encampments are shown on this unfinished map together with the attack of the Swedish army, the left wing commanded by the King, and the right by General Otto Vellingk (1649-1708). The encamped regiments of the Russian army, behind the lines of contravallation, are named.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys with indistinct device underneath

    Condition: four fold lines; five holes punched along left and right edges; top left corner cut off; surface dirt along right edge. Verso: brown discolouration; heavy surface dirt along left edge

  • Scale: not stated. 1:5,000 approx.

    32.5 x 42.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Printed title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Narva 1700.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Narva A drawn Plan of the Siege of Narva in 1700.

  • 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)

    Ivangorod, Leningrad, Russia (59°22ʹ18ʺN 28°12ʹ59ʺE)

    Narva, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia (59°22ʹ38ʺN 28°11ʹ25ʺE)

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