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L Therbu (active 1789)

Siege of Memel, 1757

SIEGE / DE / MEMEL c.1789

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:7,900 approx. | RCIN 731067.t

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

The garrison capitulated on 6 July and the place was occupied by the Russians 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: 1:7,900 approx. Scale bar: Echelle 150 Toises [37 mm =]

    23.0 x 22.8 cm (neatline)

    38.0 x 23.7 cm (image)

    41.8 x 27.5 cm (platemark)

    47.7 x 33.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:


    Printed title:

    Lit b. Nro 1

    Additional text:

    [below map, in rectangular panel:] SIEGE DE LA VILLE ET CITADELLE DE MEMEL / en Prusse / par les Russes aux ordres du général de Fermer le 19 Juin au 5 Juillet 1757. [Followed by a key, A-I, K-N:] 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)

    Klaipéda, Klaipédos Apskritis, Lithuania (55°43'02"N 21°07'03"E)

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