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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 ($315 • €278 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 ($528 • €467 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 ($1,258 • €1,113 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 ($289 • €256 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [An 18th Century Italian map of Poland]
La Polonia Divisa Ne' Suoi Palatinati Tratta dall' Atlante Polacco del Sig.r Rizzi Zannoni. Venice, 1782. Original colour. 325 x 420mm.
A map of Poland, based upon the work of Antonio Rizzi Zannoni and published in Zatta's 'Atlante Nuovissimo'. Engraved by Pitteri.
[Ref: 18353]    £320.00 ($403 • €356 rates)

SOTZMAN, Daniel Friedrich. [A very scarce folding map of Poland at the Second Partition]
Karte von Polen und den angränzenden Provinzen in XVI Blättern nach des H.O.C. Büsching Erdbeschreibung und den besten Hülfsmitteln entworfen von D.F. Sotzman G. Secret, beym Ob. Kr. Coll. u. Geogr der Königl Acad d. Wissenschaften zu Berlin. [with] Polen Litauen und Kurland im Jahr 1796. Berlin: Verlag der K.P.A. Kunst u.Buchhandlung, 1793. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 985 x 1200mm, folded into a contemporary marbled slipcase with morocco gilt label and matching marbled chemise; also containing a second folding map, original colour, 455 x 510mm Second map with old ink mss. edits.
A detailed map published in the Prussian capital of Berlin immediately after the Second Partition of Poland, in which the Prussians and Russians helped themselves to more Polish territory. It shows the pre- and post-partition borders. The elaborate title vignette was drawn by H.J. Bruningh and is also dated 1793. The second, smaller map shows how the Prussian, Russians and Austrians carved up the remainder of Poland in the Third Partition, 1795. The map has paper patches over the title and date ('itauen' and '96'); all the other examples we could trace have the same details engraved on, suggesting this is an early state, soon changed. It is impossible to see the original engraving under the patches. As Sotzman (1754-1840) was a self-taught engraver it is probable that he engraved this map himself. He became Geographer to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1786 and Prussian Minister for War in 1804. NIEWODNICZANSKIEGO: Imago Polaniae, K125.
[Ref: 18079]    £3,950.00 ($4,969 • €4,396 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [A scarce map of Poland]
La Polonia Divisa Ne' Suoi Palatinati Tratta dall' Atlante Polacco del Sig.r Rizzi Zannoni. Venice, 1799. Original colour. 325 x 420mm. Narrow margin at top, repaired tear.
An uncommon later edition of Zatta's map of Poland based upon the work of Antonio Rizzi Zannoni.
[Ref: 17702]    £325.00 ($409 • €362 rates)

KNITTEL, Johann Ernst. [The Prussian and Russian occupation of the Duchy of Warsaw]
Neue militairische Situations=und Post=Carte von Polen und Preussen von I.E. Kinittel. Nouvelle Carte militaire et routiere de la Pologne et de la Prusse par I.E. Knittel. Nürnberg: Friedrich Campe, 1812. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 580 x 885mm. Minor splits in linen at folds.
A separate-issue map of the Duchy of Warsaw as the Prussians and Russians occupied the country after Napoleon's disastrous retreat from Moscow. It places emphasis on the post roads, which would have been the main lines of communication for the occupying army. At the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars the Polish people saw Bonaparte as the best chance for them to regain their country after the three Partitions inflicted on them by Austria, Russia and Prussia. Polish Legions fought with the French in Europe, Egypt and the West Indies, and were rewarded with the creation of the Duchy of Warsaw in 1807. However, as Napoleon's army fled from Moscow, the Russians followed, overrunning the Duchy and occupying it until the Congress of Vienna (1815) divided it between Russia and Prussia. This map is rare: we have traced only one example on the market in recent years.
[Ref: 17231]    £1,100.00 ($1,384 • €1,224 rates)

STANFORD, Edward. [A map showing territorial losses suffered by Poland]
Stanford's Map of the Kingdom of Poland Showing its Present and Past Extent, and the Successive Seizures of its Territory by Russia, Austria and Prussia. London: Stanford, 1863. Colour-printed lithograph, dissected and laid on linen, total 695 x 620mm, folded into the original covers with the publisher's title label.
A scarce map showing the decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, marking their territorial losses from 1658 (the loss of the Duchy of Prussia to Sweden) to the Third Partition of 1795. Under the map is an explination of the divisions.
[Ref: 18823]    £675.00 ($849 • €751 rates)

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