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Siege of Stralsund, 1715

Eigentliche Vorstellung der Vestung STRALSUND, / und wie selbige im Iahr 1715. von den dreyen Nordischen / Alliirten Armeen belagert worden, wobey alle Wercke / und Retrenchements auss accurateste angezeiget 1715 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:30,000 approx. | RCIN 726091

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A map of the siege of Swedish-held Stralsund, under the command of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) from 12 July-24 December 1715, by Danish, Saxon and Prussian troops commanded by the Danish General Carl Rudolf, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt (1667-1742), resulting in an Allied victory. Great Northern War (1700-1721). Oriented with east-south-east to top.

The approach parallels, trenches, lines of circumvallation and encampments of the Danish, Prussian and Saxon troops are shown. The encampments appear to be laid out in order of battle and the general officers and regiments are named.

The map extends from Grossen Baro (Parow 54°21'07"N 13°04'10"E) in the north to Andershoff (Andershof 54°16'35"N 13°06'26"E) in the south, and from the Putter See (Pütter See 54°17'45"N 12°59'35"E) in the west to Dänholm (54°18'27"N 13°07'09"E) in the east.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Coat of arms? Five towers [a church?] with a wheel with cross above in centre with a semi wreath to each side; countermark, indistinct, a letter? [Same as RCIN 726085.]

    Condition: one fold line; brown and foxed. Verso: top left, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label: VOL III / [?]8

  • Scale: not stated. 1:30,000 approx.

    30.0 x 31.7 cm (neatline)

    30.6 x 32.3 cm (image)

    31.3 x 33.5 cm (platemark)

    32.0 x 38.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Eigentliche Vorstellung der Vestung STRALSUND, / und wie selbige im Iahr 1715. von den dreyen Nordischen / Alliirten Armeen belagert worden, wobey alle Wercke / und Retrenchements auss accurateste angezeiget. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular panel, a key, A-I, K-Q, to the Swedish, Danish, Prussian and Saxon fieldworks and encampments, headquarters, etc.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Stralsund 15 July - 21 Dec.r 1715.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 27; [bottom left, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 139; [bottom left, black pencil cropped and partly illegible:] Upper [?] Saxony Stralsund 1715; [top right, black pencil, partly cropped:] B.b. 1; [top right, black pencil:] Stralsund 1715; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1715; [bottom right, black pencil, partly cropped:] B.b.; [centre, red pencil:] 28.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Stralsund Eigentliche Vorstellung der Vestung Stralsund und wie selbige im Jahr 1715 von den dreyen Nordischen Allurten Armeen belagert worden wobey alle Wercke und Retrenchments auss accurateste angezeiget.

  • 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)

    Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (54°18'32"N 13°04'54"E)

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