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Anonymous military engineer

Siege of Danzig, 1734

PLAN VAN DE STADT DANTZIG EN VAN HET HUIS OF DE SCHANS VAN WEISSELMUNDE NEVENS DE OMLEGGENDE LANDSTREKEN / Als mede eene Naaukeurige afbeelding van de BELEGERING deser stadt en Schans door de SAXEN en RUSSEN en van de door... 1734 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:22,800 approx. | RCIN 727058

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A map of the Russian siege of the Polish-Lithuanian city of Danzig, 22 February-30 June 1734, resulting in a Russian-Saxon victory. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with east-south-east to top.

This map shows the positions of the Russian-Saxon army and gives regimental names to some of the encamped troops.

  • Anonymous military engineer (draughtsman)

    Schenk: Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam (Peter Schenk the Younger (1693-1775)) (publisher) [top, following on from Dutch title:] Getekent door een voornaam Ingenieur, Uytgegeven door PETRUS SCHENK voor aan in de Warmoesstraat tot Amsterdam.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line; small tear to bottom of fold. Verso: bottom centre, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; offsetting of same image; surface dirt along left edge; some offsetting perhaps from another copy of the same map, from having been left in a pile soon after printing.

  • Scale: 1:22,800 approx. Scale bars: Rheinlandse Ruthen [33 mm = ] 200; Dantziger Ruthen [38 mm = ] 200; 28 Ordinaire Schritt auf 5 Ruthen Gerechnet.

    46.2 x 57.2 cm (neatline)

    49.0 x 57.7 cm (image)

    49.6 x 58.3 cm (platemark)

    54.2 x 63.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN VAN DE STADT DANTZIG EN VAN HET HUIS OF DE SCHANS VAN WEISSELMUNDE NEVENS DE OMLEGGENDE LANDSTREKEN / Als mede eene Naaukeurige afbeelding van de BELEGERING deser stadt en Schans door de SAXEN en RUSSEN en van de door hen gemaakte WERKEN, / Onder de Belegering. [top, above map in rectangular panel; in Dutch]

    Printed title:

    PLAN / DER STADT DANTZIG UND DER WEICHSELMUNDE / NEBST DER HERUMLIEGENDEN SITUATION / UND SACHSEN UND RUSSEN GEMACHTEN WERCKEN. [top right, in trompe l'oeil torn scroll, in German]

    Additional text:

    VERKLAARUNG. [top left, in a cartouche representing a drape which is being pulled aside by three putti, one of which is wearing a plumed helmet and shield and carries a trumpet, a key, 1-65, to named bastions, gates, churches and topographical landmarks:]  [Top right, the same key in German.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Dantzick 1734.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [right, black pencil: a pencilled cross in the margin]; [top right, black pencil, erased:] 15 [?] 1734. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1734; [top right, black pencil:] 1 [or small s]; [bottom right, black pencil:] 8; [bottom, along bottom right edge a cropped black pencil note, illegible]; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 20; [right, above old heading, black pencil, erased:] [?] 1773.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dantzick Plan der Stadt Dantzig und der Weichselmunde, nebst der herumliegenden situation und Sachsen und Russen gemachten Wercken, 1734; von P. Schenk.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland (54°21ʹ07ʺN 18°38ʹ46ʺE)