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L Therbu (active 1789)

Pilau, 1757

PLAN / DE / PILLAU c.1789

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:6,200 approx. | RCIN 731067.u

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A map of the attack on Pilau, 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The key identifies the principal places within the town. The Russians were forced to abandon the siege owing to an excessive incidence of illness, but the Prussians abandoned the fort at the beginning of 1758 and it remained in Russian hands for the duration of the war.

  • L Therbu (active 1789) (cartographer and publisher) [bottom left, below edge of border:] Dessiné par Therbu Lieutenant Ingenieur.

    George Joseph Cöntgen (active 1789) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Gravé par Cöntgen Graveur de la Cour et de l'Université de Mayence.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: good clean condition; a crisp impression with well defined platemarks

  • Scale: 1:6,200 approx. Scale bar: Echelle 150 Toises [47 mm =].

    22.9 x 22.8 cm (neatline)

    7.7 x 23.8 cm (image)

    41.7 x 27.5 cm (platemark)

    47.7 x 33.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / DE / PILLAU. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Printed title:

    Lit: b. Nro 2. [bottom right, outside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [below map, in rectangular panel:] BOMBARDEMENT DE LA VILLE ET DU FORT DE PILLAU / par la flotte russe aux ordres de l'amiral Mischoukow vers le 15 Juillet 1757. [Followed by a key, A-I, K-O:] RENVOIS.



    George III catalogue entry:

    Germany Les Plans de la Guerre de sept ans, centenant les Batailles, Combats &.c (1756-1762) par le Lieut. Therbu. Fol. Explications en Langue Francoise. 8.vo Another copy of D.o printed on silk. Fol. Explanations in the German language. 8vo.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

    Baltiysk, Kaliningrad, Russia (54°39'13"N 19°54'39"E)

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