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Ivangorod and Narva, 1700

Fält Charta / eller TOPOGRAPHISK DELINEATION / öfwer / NARFWEN och IWANGOROD / Uthi Ingermanlandh utwijsandes / Hans huruledes Kongl: Maÿ:tt af Swerige / KONUNG Carl den XII / Bem:te Fästningar en form Secourerade... 1700 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:2,700 approx. | RCIN 724094

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A plan 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 plan together with the order of battle of the Swedish army, naming the general officers and the regiments.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: verso: laid down on canvas; brown discolouration; heavy surface dirt along top edge

  • Scale: 1:2,700 approx. Scale bar: Scala af 1000 Swenska fambnar [84 mm =].

    55.7 x 56.7 cm (image and sheet)

    46.3 x 55.2 cm (neatline)

  • Manuscript title:

    Fält Charta / eller TOPOGRAPHISK DELINEATION / öfwer / NARFWEN och IWANGOROD / Uthi Ingermanlandh utwijsandes / Hans huruledes Kongl: Maÿ:tt af Swerige / KONUNG Carl den XII / Bem:te Fästningar en form Secourerade / den 20 Novembr: Anno 1700 / F det att: Hans Kongl: Maÿ.tt / [MEDH BUDS HIELP]

    Additional text:

    [top right, a key, A-I, K-T, W-Z, to the bastions, etc., of Narva and the attacks:] Explication öfwer Fästningarne / och Fiendons Arbete [bottom right, a list of the general officers:] Lista På de Rÿste Fångarna [bottom, across bottom of map, an account of the events:] Explicatio öfwer Seccoursen

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Narva 20 Nov.r O.S. 1700.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, right of centre, obscured by white paper strip:] Narva; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 4/3 [and, black pencil:] IV/112.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Narva A drawn Plan of the Siege of Narva and of the Battle gained by Charles XII over the Czar Peter I on the 20.th of November (O.S.) 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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