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Order of battle at Lützen, 1632

Delineation / Der Schwedischen / vnd Keyserischen Schlacht = / ordnung den 6. Novemb: 1632. / bey Lutzen gehalten 1633 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 26.5 x 33.7 cm (neatline) | RCIN 722071

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A medium/high oblique view of the order of battle of the opposing armies at the Battle of Lützen, fought on 16 November (N.S.) 1632 between the Protestant Swedish army, commanded by Gustavus Adolphus (9 December 1594-16 November 1632) and the Catholic Holy Roman Empire commanded by Albrecht von Wallenstein (24 September 1583-25 February 1634), resulting in a Protestant victory at the cost of the death of the Swedish king. Thirty Years War (1618-1648). Oriented with north-west to top.

This view appears to be a re-engraved copy (or vice-versa) at a slightly smaller size of the view which appeared in Merian's Theatrum Europaeum (see RCIN 722070.a). The key to the letters and numbers on the view can be seen at RCIN 722070.b.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Indistinct

    Condition: four fold lines; worn and torn along centre fold. Verso: heavy surface dirt; remains of old guard along verso of centre fold

  • 26.5 x 33.7 cm (neatline)

    27.0 x 34.0 cm (platemark)

    27.1 x 34.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Delineation / Der Schwedischen / vnd Keyserischen Schlacht = / ordnung den 6. Novemb: 1632. / bey Lutzen gehalten. [bottom right, in decorative oval cartouche with two trumpets and ribbons at top]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in oval cartouche:] In Tessarem Militarem Veriusq / Exercitus. / Quæ Regi erat / GOTT MIT VNS. / Fridlandie vero. / IESVS MARIA. / Orat uterq Ducum. nec uincit uterq salute / Fortis hic est hominum fortior ille Dei

    Annotations:

    George III heading: [the name ‘Lutzen’ in the title is underlined in red ink].

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, ink:] 42D.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lutzen A Copy from the same [i.e. RCIN 722070] Print.

  • Probably from the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Lützen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (51°15ʹ24ʺN 12°08ʹ29ʺE)

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