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RIEGEL, Christoph. [A broadsheet plan of the Siege of Prague in 1742]
Verbesserter Grundriss der Königl. Bohmischen Haupt Stadt Prag mit der Königl. Ungarschen Belagerung und attaquen A. 1742. Nürnberg: Christoph Riegel, c.1750. 590 x 490mm. Binding folds flattened, a few small repairs.
A detailed plan of Prague showing the positions of the Austrian soldiers as they besieged the French army occupying the city during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8). Underneath is a view of the Austrian camp as they bombard the city. The siege lasted six months, but a French column of 16,000 men managed to slip past the rather complacent Austrian besiegers and escape. The remaining troops, the ones not able to make the escape, left the city with the honours of war. This plan was originally published during the siege, with no mention of the escape: this state has the word 'Verbesserter' ('improved') added to the title but no other obvious edits.
[Ref: 15422]    £875.00 ($1,173 • €997 rates)


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