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Franz Ludewig (active 1757)

Battle of Chotzemitz (Kolin), 1757

PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE CHOTZEMITZ / Gagnée par l’Armée de / S.M. L’Imperatrice Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme / Sur celle du Roi de Prusse le 18.me Juin 1757 1757 or later

Pencil, black and red ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:35,000 approx. | RCIN 732022.b

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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.

This has the appearance of a piece of college work – a copy of a plan of the battle – done some years after the event, perhaps by a Prussian military cadet, Franz Ludewig.

  • Franz Ludewig (active after 1757) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside neatline:] Franz Ludewig Preuss.

  • Watermark: D & C BLAUW

    Mark, stamped: 813

    Condition: no fold lines; double pin holes along edges, as if the map had been pinned to some backing medium

  • Scale: not stated. 1:35,000 approx.

    23.8 x 36.0 cm (neatline)

    25.4 x 37.2 cm (image)

    32.9 x 45.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN DE LA BATAILLE DE CHOTZEMITZ / Gagnée par l’Armée de / S.M. L’Imperatrice Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme / Sur celle du Roi de Prusse le 18.me Juin 1757. [bottom, right of centre, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [below title, in title panel, a key, A-C, to the positions of the armies from 16 to 18 June, and to the colours used to distinguish between the infantry and cavalry of each army:] RENVOY.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Chotzemitz, 18 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, ink:] 2te Classe – No 1. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chotzemitz Plan dessiné de la Bataille de Chotzemitz, le 18 Juin 1757: par Franz Ludewig.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed 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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