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

Battle of Chotzemitz (Kolin), 1757

PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE CHOTZEMITZ, OU KOLIN, EN BOHEME, / gagnée par l’Armée AUTRICHIENNE, sous les Ordres de S. Exc. Mr. le Comte de Daun, contre celle de SA MAJESTÉ le ROI de PRUSSE, le 18 Juin 1757 1758

Etching and engraving; letterpress text printed on one sheet of paper | Scale: 1:42,300 approx. | RCIN 732022.a

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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 (compass rose).

  • Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764) (publisher) [bottom, below letterpress text:] A LA HAYE, CHEZ PIERRE DE HONDT, 1758.

    LWF von Oebschelwitz (active 1756-66) (draughtsman) [bottom right, between neatline and platemark:] L.W.F. von Oebschelwitz delin.

    Jakob van der Schley (1715-79) (engraver) [bottom left, between neatline and platemark:] J.V. Schley, direx.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield suspending a beehive, the name C & I HONIG below; countermark: the crowned monogram GR

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:42,300 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 2500. Pas [48 mm =].

    30.0 x 45.4 cm (neatline)

    41.6 x 49.7 cm (image)

    31.5 x 46.7 cm (platemark)

    30.7 x 45.8 cm (image of map)

    42.6 x 53.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE CHOTZEMITZ, OU KOLIN, EN BOHEME, / gagnée par l’Armée AUTRICHIENNE, sous les Ordres de S. Exc. Mr. le Comte de Daun, contre celle de SA MAJESTÉ le ROI de PRUSSE, le 18 Juin 1757. [top, outside platemark, letterpress text]

    Additional text:

    [below map, letterpress key to the details of the map, A-I, K-T, V; and a list of names of the regiments of the Prussian and Austrian armies, 1-80:] Renvois des Troupes PRUSSIENES [and] Renvois des Regimens AUTRICHIENS. [together with a key, I-IX, to the different engraved shading distinguishing the regimental rectangles of the two armies.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Chotzemitz 18 June 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chotzemitz Plan de la Bataille de Chotzemitz ou Kolin en Boheme, gagnée par l’Armée Autrichienne sous les ordres du Comte de Baun, entre celle du Roy de Prusse, le 18 Juin 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)

    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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