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Anonymous

Breslau, 1757

Der Ausmarsch der zu Kriegesgefangenen gemachten Oesterreichischen Besatzung aus Bresslau. den 21ten Dec. 1757 1757 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 27.9 x 38.5 cm (image) | RCIN 732046

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A view of the Austrian garrison marching out of Breslau, having surrendered on 21 December 1757 to the Prussians, who had besieged the fortress since 7 December. Seven Years War (1756-63).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line; creased; bottom left corner diagonally cut off; small cut to bottom right margin; brown discolouration

  • 21.1 x 38.5 cm (neatline)

    27.9 x 38.5 cm (image)

    29.2 x 39.5 cm (platemark)

    32.0 x 42.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Der Ausmarsch der zu Kriegesgefangenen gemachten Oesterreichischen Besatzung aus Bresslau. den 21ten Dec. 1757. [across top of view, engraved text]

    Additional text:

    [below view, a description of the event, together with a key, A-I, to the details on the view.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Breslau 21 Dec.r 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, ink:] 13/44-2; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] XV/33.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Breslau Der Ausmarch der zu Krieges gefangenen gemachten Oesterreichischen Besatzung aus Bresslau, den 21.ten Dec.r 1757.

  • 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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