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Usedom, 1715 1715 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 726088

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A map showing the positions of the Danish and Swedish fleets in the entrance to Greifswalder Bay, July 1715. Great Northern War (1700-1721). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The action shown here was part of the Pomeranian Campaign of 1715-1716, in which an Allied army of Prussian, Danish and Saxon troops fought against the Swedes in the Swedish areas of northern Germany. This sketch, shows the Danish fleet, comprising ships of the line and flat barges and frigates, commanded by Vice Admiral Christian Thomesen Sehested (1664-1736).

The map shows the island of Grips Wals Oe (Greifswalder Oie 54°14'37"N 13°54'39"E) and the peninsula of ‘Iserhoved’ (Thiessow 54°16'38"N 13°42'56"E) on the island of Ruden.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 152

    Condition: one fold line; tears to top and bottom of fold repaired on verso with paper strips pasted to back. Verso: surface dirt

  • Scale: not stated

    38.6 x 31.2 cm (neatline)

    39.2 x 31.7 cm (image)

    41.4 x 34.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    No title


    George III heading: Usedom July 1715.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [several black pencil annotations to the detail on the face of the map in at least two different hands. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] B.25; [bottom left, black pencil:] VII/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Usedom A drawn Plan of the position of the Danish and Swedish Fleets before the Island of Usedom in July 1715.

  • 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)

    Usedom Island, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (54°00'00"N 14°00'00"E)

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