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Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794)

Battle of Prague, 1757

The Battle of Prague, fought on the 6.th May 1757, between the Prussian Army, commanded by ye King & Marshal Schwerin, & the Austrian Army, commanded by Marshal Brown c.1757

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 33.6 x 45.0 cm (image) | RCIN 732011

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A view of the Battle of Prague, fought on 6 May 1757, between the Prussians under the command of Frederick the Great (1712-86), and the Austrians, commanded by Charles of Lorraine (1712-80), resulting in a Prussian tactical victory. Seven Years War (1756-63).

  • Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794) (publisher)

    Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767) (publisher)

    John Bowles (22 April 1701-79) (publisher)

    H Parker and E Bakewell : in Cornhill (publisher)

    Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher) [below text:] Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. Hen. Parker & Eliz. Bakewell opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill. T. Bowles in S.t Pauls Church Yard. John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill. & T. Jefferys at Charing Cross.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration

  • 29.8 x 44.8 cm (neatline)

    33.6 x 45.0 cm (image)

    34.7 x 47.7 cm (platemark)

    37.3 x 49.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Battle of Prague, fought on the 6.th May 1757, between the Prussian Army, commanded by ye King & Marshal Schwerin, & the Austrian Army, commanded by Marshal Brown. [below view, engraved lettering]

    Additional text:

    [below view, a short account of the battle with a key, ‘References’, A-G, of the details in the view.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Prague 6 May 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague A view of the Battle of Prague fought on the 6.th of May 1757 between the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Schwerin and the Austrian Army commanded by Marshall Brown. published by Bowles.

  • 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)

    Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic (50°05'16"N 14°25'14"E)

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