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Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764)

Prague, 1757

PLAN DU BLOCUS DE PRAGUE, / formé par S. M. le ROI de PRUSSE, du 7 May au 19 Juin 1757 1758

Etching and engraving; letterpress text; printed on one sheet of paper | Scale: not stated. 1:14,000 approx. | RCIN 732012

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A map of the siege of Prague by the Prussians, 7-19 May 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top. 

The map covers an area extending from Bohnice and Kobylisy in the north to Jinonice and Krč in the south.

  • Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764) (publisher) [bottom, below letterpress text:] A LA HAYE Chez PIERRE DE HONDT, 1758.

    LWF von Oebschelwitz (active 1756-66) (draughtsman) [bottom left, between neatline and platemark:] L.W.F. von Oebschelwitz, delin.

    Jakob van der Schley (1715-79) (engraver) [bottom right, between neatline and platemark:] J.V. Schley direx.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, suspending a beehive, the name C & I HONIG below; countermark: the crowned monogram GR

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; ghosting, in red, of the number ‘53’ from the label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:14,000 approx.

    32.4 x 42.2 cm (neatline)

    40.5 x 43.4 cm (image)

    34.1 x 43.8 cm (platemark)

    38.1 x 42.6 cm (image of map alone)

    42.5 x 54.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DU BLOCUS DE PRAGUE, / formé par S. M. le ROI de PRUSSE, du 7 May au 19 Juin 1757. [top, above map, outside platemark, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [below map, letterpress, a key A-I, K-T, V-Z, a-i, k-r, to the detail on the map:] RENVOIS.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Prague 7 May - 19 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, black pencil, erased:] Prague.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague Plan du Blocus de Prague formé par le Roi de Prusse du 7 May au 19 Juin 1757: par L.W.F. von Oebschelwitz, chez P. de Hondt, 1758.

  • 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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