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Johann Friederich Schrieck (active 1712)

Siege of Stade, 1712

A. Geometrischer Charta der Stadt und / Vestung = Staade wie derselbe im Jahr / 1712. d: 6t 7br: von denen Königlichen / Dænischen Trouppen belagert und / endlich zur übergabe gezwungen wor - / den 1712 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: not stated | RCIN 726083

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A map of the siege of Stade by the Danish army, from 7 August to its surrender on 6 September 1712. Great Northern War (1700-1721). Oriented with north-north-west to top. 

This composite piece includes a front elevation, ground floor plan, and plan of a balcony for an imaginary palace, together with a plan of part of an idealised six-corner (i.e. six bastions) fortification. Stade had been the administrative seat of the Duchy of Bremer and Verden, under Swedish rule, since 1645.

  • Johann Friederich Schrieck (active 1712) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline, ink:] Johann Friederich Schrieck [followed by a paraph]

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, a ‘4’ suspending the letters WR below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 149

    Condition: one fold line; foxing. Verso: induced discolouration; bottom, right of centre, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated

    45.5 x 63.8 cm (image and neatline)

    49.5 x 67.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A. Geometrischer Charta der Stadt und / Vestung = Staade wie derselbe im Jahr / 1712. d: 6t 7br: von denen Königlichen / Dænischen Trouppen belagert und / endlich zur übergabe gezwungen wor - / den. [top centre]

    Insets:

    [bottom right:] Fortification / eines Regulairen 6. Ecks. [left:] Vordere Facade eines Palais [and] Grund Riss [and] Balcken Riss. Scale: 1:269 approx. Scale bar: [136 mm =] 120 Fuss. 

    Additional text:

    [top centre, below title for siege map, a key, a-i, k-s, u, w-z, to bastions, gates, burnt down houses, churches, foxholes, attacks, batteries, upland areas, camps; a note states that the royal barracks (Danish) are in Stade.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Stade 6 Sept.r 1712.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1712; [top right, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] A.b.; [top right, ink:] 9.; [bottom right, black pencil:] Stade 6 Sept. 1712; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] Stade 1712; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 136; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 24; [right centre, red pencil:] 24; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Stade; [bottom right, black pencil, cropped and illegible].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Stade A drawn plan of the Siege of Stade by the King of Denmark, 6 Sept.r 1712: with a Plan of the Fortification and a Plan and Elevation of the Palace: by I.F. Schrieck.

  • 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)

    Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany (53°36'00"N 09°29'00"E)

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