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The Seven Years War (1756-63)

Manuscript and printed maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war


View of Prague, 1757 (Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic) 50°05'16"N 14°25'14"E


Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 32.7 x 44.5 cm (image) | RCIN 732016

A view of the bombardment of Prague by the Prussian army, 29-30 May 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63).

Looking north up the River Moldau with, in the left foreground, a group of artillery officers with a plan of the fortress and a protractor, working out the optimum angle of shot for the heavy mortars, manned by grenadiers, just behind them.

Condition: no fold lines.
  • Peter Paul Benazech (c. 1730-1798) (engraver) [bottom right, right of title, engraver:] P. Benazech Sculp.

    Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767) (publisher)

    John Bowles (22 April 1701-79) (publisher)

    H Parker and E Bakewell : in Cornhill (publisher)

    Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794) (publisher)

    Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher) [bottom, below text:] Printed for Hen. Parker & Eliz. Bakewell opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill, John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, T. Bowles in S.t Pauls-Church-Yard, Tho.s Jefferys at Charing Cross, & Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street.


  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 29.0 x 43.9 cm (neatline)

    32.7 x 44.5 cm (image)

    34.2 x 47.6 cm (platemark)

    36.3 x 49.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Bombardement of Prague, the Capital of Bohemia, in the Night between the and of May 1757, by the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Keith. [below view, engraved text]


    George III heading: Prague 29 - 30 May 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague A view of the Bombardment of Prague in the night between the 29th and 30th of May 1757, by the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Keith: engraved by P. Benazech, and published by Bowles.

  • Subject(s)

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

Page revisions

  • 23 May 2024