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Maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war

Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71)

Prague, 1757

A MAP / of the Country round / PRAGUE / shewing / ye Junction & March of the / Prussian Army; / to the Field of Battle / where they gained a / compleat Victory, over the / Austrians / May 6. 1757 1757

Etching and engraving, printed from separate copperplates, and letterpress text printed on one sheet of paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:14,000 approx. | RCIN 732009

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Two maps of the country around Prague with the march of the Prussian army to the field of battle, and a map of Prague showing the positions of the Prussian army. Seven Years War (1756-63). Both maps oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

  • Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher) [between neatline and platemark of bottom map:] Published June 10 1757 by T: Jefferys Geographer to the Prince of Wales at Charing Cross. Price 1=6s=d

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily, the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:14,000 approx. Scale bars: map: Scale English Miles 69½ in a Degree [146 mm =] 4; Half a Bohemian Mile 12 in a Degree [134 mm 4 unspecified units]; plan: Scale of Toises 1000 [138 mm =].

    54.3 x 29.0 cm (image)

    59.4 x 33.3 cm (sheet)

    19.9 x 25.9 cm (image of map of the country)

    20.2 x 26.7 cm (platemark of map of the country)

    19.6 x 25.9 cm (neatline of map of the country)

    25.8 x 28.9 cm (image of plan of Prague)

    25.3 x 28.9 cm (neatline of plan of Prague)

    26.6 x 30.4 cm (platemark of plan of Prague)

  • Printed title:

    A MAP / of the Country round / PRAGUE / shewing / ye Junction & March of the / Prussian Army; / to the Field of Battle / where they gained a / compleat Victory, over the / Austrians / May 6. 1757. [two engraved maps and letterpress text printed on one sheet; top map, top left, in rectangular panel]

    Printed title:

    A Plan of the / CITY of PRAGUE / with the Prussian Camp & Batteries / 1757. [bottom map, top left]

    Additional text:

    [between the two maps, letterpress account of the action:] EXTRACT from several Authentic Letters from BERLIN, giving an Account of the Battle fought between the PRUSSIANS and / AUSTRIANS near Prague, May 6, 1757.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Prague 6 May 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague A Map of the Country around Prague shewing the junction and March of the Prussian Army to the field of Battle where they gained a complete victory over the Austrians, May 6.th 1757. Plan of the City of Prague with the Prussian Camps and Batteries 1757: published by Jefferys, 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)

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

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