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SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of Prussia]
Borussiæ Regnum... Augsburg, c.1730, Original colour, 495 x 580mm Bottom centerfold repaired, otherwise a very fine example.
Showing the Baltic coast of Poland, Kaliningrad and part of Lithuania, from the "Atlantis Geographicus Maior" engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, and marking topography and settlements, with an inset of Neufchatel. The elaborate title cartouche which depicts personifications of Justice, War and Prudence, is surmounted by a portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (1688-1740) who resettled East Prussia after a devastating plague in 1709. He was also the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel in Western Switzerland, hence its inclusion here as an inset. Also in the title cartouche can be seen a depiction of Friedrich Wilhelm's famous regiment of taller than average soldiers, known as the "Potsdam Giants", entry to which required a minimum height of 6ft 2.
[Ref: 10985]    £390.00 ($525 • €443 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [Silesia during the First Silesian War]
Sup.s et Inferioris Ducatus Silesiae In Suos XVII Minores Principatus et Dominia divisi nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1741. Original colour. 505 x 600mm. Paper lightly toned.
Map of Silesia with an inset plan of Breslau held aloft by putti. In 1740 the Prussians had invaded Silesia as part of the War of the Austrian Succession, a war that included North America and India as well as Europe. This campaign, known as the First Silesian War, ended with most of Silesia being transferred to Prussia by the Treaty of Berlin in 1742.
[Ref: 12270]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


SCHREIBER, Johann Georg. [18th century map of Poland]
Reise Charte durch das Königreich Polen mitalleb darzu gehörigen Lændern. Leipzig, 1749. Original colour. 175 x 270mm.
Map of Poland, with a decorative title cartouche, published in the ' Atlas Selectus',
[Ref: 14560]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 rates)


MAYER, Tobias. [18th century map of Silesia]
Ducatus Silesiae tabula geographica generalis... Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, c.1751. Original colour. 475 x 560mm.
A map of Silesia published shortly after the Duchy was conquered by the Prussians king Frederick the Great during the War of the Austrian Succession, 1742.
[Ref: 17592]    £380.00 ($511 • €432 rates)


GRISELINI, Francesco. [Battle of Wroclaw, 1757]
Battaglia du Breslavia. Venice?, c.1757. Original outline colour. 255 x 285mm. Binding folds flattened, some minor creasing.
Plan of the Battle of Wroclaw on 2nd November 1757, part of the Seven Years War, The Austrians defeated the Prussians and took the city, but lost it again on the 21st December.
[Ref: 8242]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


Anonymous. [The Battle of Zorndorf, 1758]
Plan of the Battle of Zorndorff fought Aug.st 25.th 1758. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm.
The Battle of of Zornsdorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland) was fought between the Prussians and Russians during the Seven Years' War, as Frederick II of Prussia came up behing the Russian army, which was besieging Küstrin. Because of unsuitable terrain flanking manoeuvres were impossible, so the battle became a bloody head-to-head clash. The Prussians lost a third of their 36,000 men and the Russians 18,000 of their 43,500. Because the Russians refused to retreat Frederick famously declared that 'it's easier to kill the Russians than to win over them'. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14895]    £225.00 ($303 • €256 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Burkersdorf during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Königl. Preuss. Attaque der Kayserl. Königl. Postirung bey Berckersdord und Leutmansforf ohnweit Schweidniz in Schte Sien den 21 Juli Aº 1762. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 215 x 360mm. Stitch holes in left margin, impression weak.
A scarce map of the Battle of Burkersdorf (Burkatów, Silesia) on 21st July 1762, during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Frederick II of Prussia was desperate to recapture the town of Schweidnitz (Swidnica), when he had previously annexed and fortified, but lost to the Austrians earlier in 1762. As he and his Russian allies advanced towards Schweidnitz news arrived of the fall of Tsar Paul III and the withdrawal of Russia from the war on the orders of Catherine II. However Frederick was able to persuade the Russian commander to stay long enough to influence the actions of the Austrians. The Prussians won, then moved on to lay siege to Schweidniz.
[Ref: 12939]    £250.00 ($336 • €284 rates)


BOURGOIN, Pierre. [A scarce map of the Kingdom of Poland and Duchy of Lithuania]
Royaume de Pologne Gd.Duche De Lithuanie et Royaume de Prusse.. Paris, c.1766. Coloured. 325 x 450mm. A very fine example.
A map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth published a decade before the beginning of the Partitions, published by Pierre Bourgoin in Paris.
[Ref: 14881]    £420.00 ($565 • €477 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of Poland]
Regno di Pollonia Anticamente Sarmatia. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Poland, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but a 13-point key gives the names of the various regions and their principal cities.
[Ref: 12952]    £1,000.00 ($1,345 • €1,136 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Uncommon map of Poland]
Il Regno di Polonia con le Provincie ora possedute dalle Tre confinati potenze Prussia Russia e Casa d'Austria. Venice, c.1780. Original outline colour. 255 x 330mm.
Unusual Zatta editon , smaller then the usual edition found in the Atlante Nuovissimo. Probably from a travel book.
[Ref: 13853]    £230.00 ($309 • €261 rates)


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