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Images from eight wars fought between 1570 and 1718

Joachim Ottens (1663-1 September 1722)

Belgrade, 1717

NIEUWE en ACCURATE CAART van de Omleggende LANDE van BELGRADO, als mede des selfs BELEGERINGH, ende MARSE der / KEYSERLYKE ARMEE. Ao 1717 1717 or later

Etched and engraved map with three views engraved on a separate plate, all printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: 1:518,000 approx. | RCIN 727009

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A map of Belgrade and environs, showing the siege of the city, 26 July-17 August 1717, by the Imperial (Habsburg) army, commanded by Prince Eugène of Savoy (1663-1736), surrendered by the Turks, commanded by Halil Pasha and Mustafa Pasha. Austro-Turkish War (1716-18). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

Shows principal places, rivers and roads, together with the march routes of the Imperial army, the line of Roman intrenchments, sites of former battles from 1441 onwards, and the Battle of Belgrade.

  • Joachim Ottens (1663-1 September 1722) (publisher) [top, following on from title:] tot Amsterdam by Joachim Ottens op den Nieuwen Dyk in de Warelt Kaart.

  • Watermark: The letters HI

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: some offsetting of the same map

  • Scale: 1:518,000 approx. Scale bar: Milliaria Germanica 15 in uno Gradu [59 mm = 4]; Milliaria Hungarica 10 in uno Gradu [44 mm = 2]; Milliaria Gallica 20 in uno Gradu [56 mm = 5].

    31.1 x 38.5 cm (neatline)

    34.0 x 39.4 cm (image)

    34.6 x 40.7 cm (platemark)

    48.5 x 41.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    NIEUWE en ACCURATE CAART van de Omleggende LANDE van BELGRADO, als mede des selfs BELEGERINGH, ende MARSE der / KEYSERLYKE ARMEE. Ao 1717. [top, above map, in rectangular panel]

    Insets:

    [below map, three views:] PETER WARDEIN; BELGRAD; TEMESWAR. Sizes for all three views: 8.7 x 12.7 cm (image); 9.8 x 40.9 (platemark); 48.5 x 41.3 (sheet).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Belgrade besieged by the Imperialists under Prince Eugene the 26 July and taken the 17 August 1717.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, erased and partly legible: the old heading?]; [bottom left, red pencil:] 6/18; [bottom left, black pencil:] VII/18; [top left, black pencil, erased:] Belgrade.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Belgrade Kaarte van de Omleggende Lande van Belgrado als mede des selfs Belegeringh, ende Marse der Keyserliyke Armee, A.o 1717; by Ottens.

  • 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)

    Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia (44°48'14"N 20°27'54"E)

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