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The wars of 1735–9, 1768–74 and 1787–92

Hubert François Bourguignon d'Anvillle Gravelot (1699-1773)

Battle of Stavuchany, 1739

A PLAN / of the BATTLE near / Stavutshane in Moldavia, / between the Russian main Army / under the Command of / General Field Marshal Count Munich, / & the Turkish and Tartarian Army / under the Command of the two... published 6 Mar 1740

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:20,000 approx. | RCIN 728023

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A map of the Battle of Stavuchany, fought on 28 August 1739 between the Russian army, commanded by Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich (1683-1767), and the Turkish army, resulting in a Russian victory. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with south-west to top.

This appears to be a copy of the map at RCIN 728022, with the addition of the transcription of Marshal Münnich's letter to Count Courland (Ernst Johann von Biron 1690-1772; Grand Chamberlain of the Russian Empire, and denounced by Münnich in November 1740 and banished to Siberia) which gives a detailed description of the campaign, from the crossing of Polish territory to the taking of Khotyn (Choczim) and Jassy (or Iași).

  • Hubert François Bourguignon d'Anvillle Gravelot (1699-1773) (draughtsman) [top, in bottom left corner of cartouche:] H: Gravelot Inv.t et Delin.

    William Henry Toms (active 1723-61) (engraver) [top left, in bottom right corner of cartouche frame:] W.H. Toms Sculpt 1740.

    Harding: St. Martin's Lane (S. Harding (1739-41)) (publisher)

    Jackson: St James's Street (J. Jackson (active 1739-d.22 November 1762)) (publisher)

    Toms: Union Court, near Hatton Garden, Holborn (William Henry Toms (active c.1723-1761)) (publisher) [bottom centre, outside border:] Published March 6.th 1740. and Sold by the Proprietors S. Harding in S.t Martins Lane, J. Jackson in S.t James's Street, and W.H. Toms Engraver in Union Court, near Hatton Garden, Holborn. Price 2.s

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys

    Condition: three fold lines. Verso: bottom centre, marks of a former repair; bottom centre, ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:20,000 approx. Scale bar: A Scale of 1500 Paces [59 mm = ].

    46.1 x 61.9 cm (neatline)

    47.9 x 62.7 cm (image)

    48.7 x 64.0 cm (platemark)

    50.7 x 66.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN / of the BATTLE near / Stavutshane in Moldavia, / between the Russian main Army / under the Command of / General Field Marshal Count Munich, / & the Turkish and Tartarian Army / under the Command of the two Seraskiers / Wely Pashaw, and Sultan Islam Giray; / Fought on the 28.th of Aug:st N.S. / 1739. [top left, in decorative cartouche with, top centre, the head of a Russian in fur hat and, bottom centre, a Turkish head with turban and feather]

    Additional text:

    References [and] Field Marshal Count Munich's Letter to the / Duke of Courland at Petersburgh, dated / from the Camp beyond the Pruth / the 29.th of August 1739, O.S. [bottom left, in rectangular panels, a key, A-I, K-Z, to the significant military features on the map]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Stavutshane 28 August 1739.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1739; [top right, black pencil:] 8; [bottom right, black pencil:] 19; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 27; [right, centre, red pencil:] 27.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Stavutshane A Plan of the Battle near Stavutshane in Moldavia between the Russian Main Army under the command of General Field Marshal Count Munich and the Turkish and Tartarian Army under the command of the two Seraskiers Wely Pashaw and Sultan Islam Giray on the 28.th of August N.S. 1739: published by Harding, Jackson and Toms, 1740.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Stavchany, Chernivets'ka Oblast, Ukraine (48°30'35"N 25°40'54"E)

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