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L Therbu (active 1789)

Siege of Olmütz, 1758


Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:14,600 approx. | RCIN 731067.l

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A map of the siege of Olmütz, 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-east to top (compass rose).

  • 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: 1:14,600 approx. Scale bar: Echelle 300 Tois [40 mm =].

    23.0 x 22.8 cm (neatline)

    37.5 x 24.2 cm (image)

    42.0 x 27.8 cm (platemark)

    47.7 x 33.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    SIEGE / D’OLMUTZ. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Printed title:

    Lit: a. Nro 15. [bottom right, outside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [below map, in rectangular panel:] SIEGE D'OLMUTZ / en Moravie / par les prussiens aux ordres du Feldmaréchal de Keith contre les impériaux commandés / par le général de Marschall depuis le 27 Mai jusqu'au 2 Juillet 1758. [Followed by an alphabetical key and further text:] 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)

    Olmouc, Olomoucký Kraj, Czech Republic (49°35'51"N 17°15'45"E)

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