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L Therbu (active 1789)

Siege of Prague, 1757

BLOCUS / DE / PRAGUE c.1789

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:62,500 approx. | RCIN 731067.f

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

A new plate, not derived from RCIN 731067.e, or vice versa. The north-south extent is the same in both cases, but the coverage of this map has shifted slightly to the west. Two pontoon bridges are shown across the Moldau 'pour la communication des troupes'.

  • 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: 1:62,500 approx. Scale bar: 3000 Pas Communs [39 mm =].

    23.0 x 22.8 cm (neatline)

    38.6 x 23.5 cm (image)

    41.8 x 26.8 cm (platemark)

    47.7 x 33.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    BLOCUS / DE / PRAGUE. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Printed title:

    Lit: a: Nro 6. [bottom right, outside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [below map, in rectangular panel:] BLOCUS DE PRAGUE CAPITALE DE LA BOHÉME / par l'armée prussienne, du 7. Mai jusqu'au 20 Juin 1757. [Followed by a key, A-I, K-Q:] RENVOIS.

    Annotations:

    None

    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)

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

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