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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Battle of Piacenza 1746, (Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) 45°02'48"N 09°41'57"E

1746 or later

Letterpress text on two sheets of paper which are folded to make eight pages | 28.0 x 20.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 730050.a

A printed pamphlet of The London Gazette with an account of the Battle of Piacenza. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

This issue of the Gazette accompanies the map at RCIN 730050.b and contains two mentions of the operations at Piacenza: A note from Venice, dated 29 June N.S. to the effect that the allied armies of France, Spain, Naples and Genoa had suffered losses of 14,000 men, dead and deserted; that the Spaniards were still in camp and had constructed two bridges across the Po and another over the Lambro, and had established an HQ at Lodi; the strength of the Austrian batteries firing on the city is given. Another notice dated from Vienna, 6 July gives an account, translated from German, of the victory of the Austrian army over the French and Spanish at the Battle of Piacenza, 16 June.

The red stamp which appears on pp.1 and 5 with the lettering 'SEMPER EADEM / HALF PENNY / 1346' and the red-stamped words 'half penny' refer to the Newspaper Tax which was imposed on serial publications costing 6d or less.

Condition: slight offsetting on pages and brown spotting, otherwise clean copy.
  • Edward Owen (active 1732-71) (printer) [bottom of last page, below text:] Printed by E. Owen, in Amen-Corner, 1746.


  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 528

    Condition: slight offsetting on pages and brown spotting, otherwise clean copy

  • 28.0 x 20.0 cm (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    The London Gazette. Numb. 8551. Published by Authority. From Saturday July 5, to Tuesday July 8, 1746.


    George III heading: Battle of Piacenza 16 June 1746.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Piacenza Plan dessiné de la Ville de Plaisance et de la Bataille gagnée par l’Armée Imperiale le 16 Juin 1746 (with a copy of the London Gazette containing an account of the Battle).

  • Subject(s)

    Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) 45°02'48"N 09°41'57"E

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  • 8 June 2024