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Siege of Stralsund, 1715

PLAN / Von der Situation und Vestung / STRALSUND. / Wie Selbige von bederseits König / Majesteten zú Dänmark / Norwegen: únd Preüssen / Arméen, den 15 Júlÿ 1715 / ist beren[n]et wor = / = den 1715 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. 1:63,000 approx. | RCIN 726089

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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 north to top.

This map shows the Swedish lines closely surrounding Stralsund, and the outer ring of fortified lines constructed by the Danes, Saxons and Prussians. The encamped regiments of each army are marked and named. The landscape is colourfully rendered so that low-lying marshland is easily distinguished from the higher agricultural land.

The following settlements are shown: Kerden Hagen (Klein Kordshagen 54°19'22"N 13°00'15"E) and Groß Kedingshagen (not named; 54°20'12"N 13°02'07"E) in the north-west, Pöth (Pütte 54°17'30"N 12°59'03"E) and Langendorff (Langendorf 54°17'39"N 13°00'31"E) are marked in the south-west, Lüdershagen (Groß Lüdershagen 54°16'51"N 13°03'24"E) in the south, Vogtshagen (Voigdehagen 54°16'13"N 13°05'23"E) in the south-east.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 153

    Condition: five fold lines; worn along central fold. Verso: bottom left, brown staining caused by the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:63,000 approx.

    14.8 x 20.8 cm (neatline)

    18.5 x 22.3 cm (image)

    19.7 x 25.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Von der Situation und Vestung / STRALSUND. / Wie Selbige von bederseits König / Majesteten zú Dänmark / Norwegen: únd Preüssen / Arméen, den 15 Júlÿ 1715 / ist beren[n]et wor = / = den. [top left, in cartouche representing an irregularly-shaped scroll]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map, in rectangular panel, a list of the Danish, Prussian and Polish generals.]

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1715; [along right edge, ink, obscured by linen:] Map Straelsund; [along right edge, black pencil:] Straelsund 1715; [bottom right, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 26; [bottom right, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 138; [centre, red pencil:] 27.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Stralsund Plan von der Situation und Vestung Stralsund wie selbige von bederseits Konigl. May. zu Danmark, Norwegen und Preussen Armeen den 15 July 1715 ist berenet worden. drawn.

  • 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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