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Battle of Chotzemitz (Kolin), 1757


Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. 1:69,500 approx. | RCIN 732021

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A map of the Battle of Chotzemitz, fought on 18 June 1757, between the Prussian army, commanded by Frederick the Great and the Austrian army, commanded by Marshal Daun, resulting in an Austrian victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top. 

The map shows the march routes of the two armies on 17 June and the positions of their order of battle on the 18th. The attack and defense positions are shown by drawn artillery fire.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 812

    Condition: four fold lines; brown staining. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:69,500 approx.

    25.8 x 40.5 cm (neatline)

    26.4 x 41.3 cm (image)

    27.0 x 41.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    BATAILLE / DE / COTZEMITZ. [bottom right, in simple rectangular cartouche]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular panel, a key, a-H, to the different positions of the Prussian and Austrian armies on 17 and 18 June.]


    George III heading: Battle of Chotzemitz 18 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, Mason's hand]: VIII/53. (Verso) [top right, obscured by white paper strip:] Kolin; [bottom right, black pencil:] 18 June 1757.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chotzemitz Plan dessiné de la Bataille de Chotzemitz gagnée par les Autrichiens sur les Prussiens le 18 Juin 1757.

  • 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)

    Chocenice, Středočeský Kraj, Czech Republic (50°01'46"N 15°05'51"E)

    Kolin, Středočeský Kraj, Czech Republic (50°01'41"N 15°12'02"E)

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