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Siege of Nové Zámky, 1685

Die Belagerung von Neu- / -heusel im jahr 1685 / mit Sturm eingenommen / den 9.ten Augusti, alten stilo 1685 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: not stated | RCIN 724031

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A map of the siege of Turkish-held Neuhäusel, 16 July-19 August 1685, by Imperial forces commanded by Count Aeneas Sylvius de Caprara (1631-1701) resulting in the capitulation of the town. Great Turkish War (1683-99) Oriented with south-west to top. 

This is an unfinished map; there is no key to the letters.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: I V

    Mark, stamped: 16

    Condition: creased; brown staining from adhesive. Verso: water-stained patch verso from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated

    29.4 x 27.4 cm (neatline)

    31.2 x 29.0 cm (image)

    32.7 x 30.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Die Belagerung von Neu- / -heusel im jahr 1685 / mit Sturm eingenommen / den 9.ten Augusti, alten stilo. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Neuhausel 14 July – 19 August 1685.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 1685 [and, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 69; [bottom right, black pencil:] 20. (Verso) [top left, black pencil or ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] Hungary; [bottom right, black pencil:] 66; [centre, red pencil:] 69.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Neuhausel A drawn Plan of Neuhausel besieged by the Imperialists under the command of the Duke of Lorraine on the of July and taken by assault by Marshal Caprara on the of August 1685.

  • 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)

    [Neuhäusel] Nové Zámky, Nitriansky, Slovakia (47°59ʹ07ʺN 18°09ʹ43ʺE)

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