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Siege of Temeswar, 1716

PLAN von der Stadt und vest, / ung TEMESWAR sambt dem feldt,, / Lager und Attaque so die Römische / Keÿserl: Majest: Armeé únter an, / führung Ihro Durchl: deß Pr: Eugenÿ / von Savoÿen aúf selbe gethan. / den 1ten... 1716 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper; gilt edges, top, right and bottom | Scale: not stated. 1:13,000 approx. | RCIN 727007

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A map of Temeswar, besieged by the Imperial (Habsburg) army, 1 September-12 October 1716, commanded by Prince Eugène of Savoy (1663-1736), and surrendered by the Turks. Austro-Turkish War (1716-18). Oriented with north-east to top (compass rose).

The map shows the trenches and line of circumvallation. The encamped Imperial regiments are named. There is no text to explain the numbers which occur on the map.

This plan has been removed from a volume, made about 1719 or later, of manuscript maps and plans of sieges. Other maps, perhaps in a different hand but, apparently from the same volume, are scattered throughout the collection: RCINs [724061], [724090], 725007, 725009, 725011, 725013, 725021, 725023, 725027, 725030, 725032, 725041, [725044], 725045, 725047, [725055], 725074, 725087, 725098, 726007, 726014, 726022, 726041, 726045, 726053, 726065, 726073, 726080, 726086, 726090, 727004, 727011, 727013, 727014.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys, without countermarks

    Mark, stamped: 159

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; remains of old guard along right edge

  • Scale: not stated. 1:13,000 approx.

    48.3 x 34.3 cm (image and neatline)

    52.9 x 37.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN von der Stadt und vest, / ung TEMESWAR sambt dem feldt,, / Lager und Attaque so die Römische / Keÿserl: Majest: Armeé únter an, / führung Ihro Durchl: deß Pr: Eugenÿ / von Savoÿen aúf selbe gethan. / den 1ten Septembris sind die Trancheen / vor der Palanka eröffnet, den 1ten / octobris ist selbe mit sturm ero= / bert, daraúf hat sich die Stadt / den 12ten octobris par accorder= / geben, im Jahre 1716. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, in rectangular panel, a key, A-I, K-N, to the town and fortress of Temesar, the castle, the large permanently entrenched Turkish camp in front of the fortress, a small island which featured in the unsuccessful 1696 siege of the city by the Habsburgs, brick huts, well, garden, old mosque, graveyard of the Serbs, or South Slavs, rivers and the Imperial circumvallation.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Temeswar 1 Sept.r - 12 Oct.r 1716.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 116; [top right, over black pencil, ink:] 116. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 6/16; [bottom left, black pencil, erased:] VII/16.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Temeswar Plan dessiné de la Ville de Temeswar assiegée par les Imperiaux sous le Prince Eugene, le 1 Sept.re et prise le 12 Oct.re 1716.

  • 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)

    Timişoara, Timiş Romania (45°45ʹ13ʺN 21°13ʹ33ʺE)

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