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Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764)

Battle of Breslau, 1757

PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE BRESLAU, gagnée par l’Armée AUTRICHIENNE, sous les Ordres de S.A.R. Mr. le Duc CHARLES DE LORRAINE, / sur celle de PRUSSE, commandée par S.A. Mr. le Prince de BEVERN; le 22 Novembre 1757 1758

Etched and engraved map and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: 1:119,400 approx. | RCIN 732043

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A map of the Battle of Breslau, fought on 22 November 1757 between the Austrians, under the command of Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-80), and the Prussians, commanded by the Prince of Bevern (August Wilhem, Duke of Brunswick-Bevern, 1715-81), resulting in an Austrian victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-west to top.

  • LWF von Oebschelwitz (active 1756-66) (draughtsman) [bottom left, below edge of border:] L.W.F. von Oebschelwitz.

    Jakob van der Schley (1715-79) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] J.V. Schley direx.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield; countermark: IV

    Condition: one fold line; small tear at top of fold. Verso: surface dirt; bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:119,400 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 2500 Pas [157 mm =].

    33.6 x 38.3 cm (neatline)

    42.5 x 50.9 cm (image)

    35.3 x 40.0 cm (platemark)

    34.3 x 38.7 cm (image of map)

    43.4 x 54.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE BRESLAU, gagnée par l’Armée AUTRICHIENNE, sous les Ordres de S.A.R. Mr. le Duc CHARLES DE LORRAINE, / sur celle de PRUSSE, commandée par S.A. Mr. le Prince de BEVERN; le 22 Novembre 1757. [across top of map, outside platemark, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [below map, outside platemark, letterpress, a key, A-I, K-T, V, I-IX, to the details on the map.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Breslau 22 Nov. 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Breslau Plan de la Bataille de Breslau, gagnée par l’Armée Autrichienne, sous les ordres du Duc Charles de Lorraine, sur celle de Prusse, commandée par le Prince de Bevern, le 22 Nov.re 1757: par L.W.F. von Oebschelwitz, chez P. de Hondt, 1758.

  • 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)

    Wrocław (Breslau), Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland (51°06'00"N 17°02'00"E)

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