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  EUROPE 
 Poland 

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 ($191 • €167 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 ($287 • €251 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 ($319 • €279 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 ($1,401 • €1,227 rates)


 Norway 

HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [Early 18th Century Battleplan of Fredrichshall]
Plan Der Belagerung Von Fridrichshall... Nuremberg,c. 1720, original colour, 485 x 590mm
A plan of the fortress Fredriksten under siege by the Swedish king Charles XII in 1718. 40,000 Swedes laid siege to the fortress of Fredriksten, overlooking the border town of Fredrikshald on the border between Norway and Sweden. The Swedish trenches had almost reached the main fortification walls when on the evening of December 11, 1718, a bullet struck and killed Charles XII while he inspected the work. The death of the king effectively ended Sweden's invasion plans.1718, a bullet struck and killed Charles XII while he inspected the work. The death of the king effectively ended the attack on Fredriksten and the invasion was called off.
[Ref: 11091]    £750.00 ($956 • €836 rates)


 Denmark 

FAIRBURN, John. [Rare broadsheet plan of Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801]
Fairburn's Plan of Parker and Nelson's Victory before Copenhagen, April 2.d 1801. London: Fairburn, April 22nd, 1801. Broadsheet plan. Original colour. Engraving, 340 x 450mm, set in letterpress, sheet size 565 x 480mm. A few repairs.
A broadsheet published only twenty days after the naval battle regarded as Nelson's hardest-fought battle. The engraving is divided between an antique chart of the 'Passage of the Sound to Copenhagen & Drago' and a view of Nelson's attack on the Danish fleet. The text contains a key to the view, listing the ships, the despatches from Parker and Nelson (neither mentioning Nelson disobeying Parker's order to withdraw) and a list of casualties.
[Ref: 12715]    £2,500.00 ($3,185 • €2,788 rates)


 Finland 

PACKER, Thomas. [Ariel view of Helsinki and the Fortress of Sveaborg during the Crimean War]
Panoramic View of the Fortress of Sveaborg, Commanding the Entrance to the Town and Harbour of Helsingfors in the Gulf of Finland. The Fortress of Sveaborg is built on seven rocky islands, through which lies the only channel for shipping. They mount upwards of 2000 guns, most of which can be bought to bear upon vessels entering the harbour. The islands are connected my means of wooden bridges & most of the batteries are bomb proof. The harbour & town of Helsingfors are the great commercial depôt of the trade & commerce of Northern Russia. Projected from illuminated charts & Imperial Russian surveys recently published at St Petersburg. London, Stannard & Dixon, 1855. Tinted lithograph, printed area 485 x 690mm. Repaired tear in title, minor printer's crease on left.
A map-view (not to scale) looking down on the heavily-fortified Russian fortress, built to defend the approaches to Helsinki. It was issued to illustrate the actions of the Baltic Fleet in 1854, during the Crimean War. Under Sir Charles Napier, an Anglo-French force blockaded the Gulf of Finland, preventing Russia's North Fleet leaving St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year around. However Napier refused to Sveaborg, considering it too well defended. The British press pilloried Napier for his lack of action, causing the Admiralty to terminate his command at the end of the year. In 1855 a better-equipped fleet bombared Sveaborg for nearly two days, but failed to knock out the Russian batteries before withdrawing.
[Ref: 14080]    £1,200.00 ($1,529 • €1,338 rates)


 Eastern Europe 

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 ($1,115 • €976 rates)


 The Black Sea 

ROLFFSEN, J.J. [Ukraine during the Russian/Ottoman War of 1736-39]
Theatre de la Guerre entre les Russes et les Turcs, dans les anneés 1736, 1737, &c. c.1780. Coloured. 410 x 500mm. Binding folds flattened.
A map of Ukraine showing the operations of the Russians in their attempt to procure themselves access to the Black Sea. The campaigns of Burkhard Christoph von Münnich and Pyotr Petrovich Lacy (born Peter Lacy in Ireland!) are marked. The map is marked 'Frontispice", suggesting it is from a history of the war. Rolffsen's name is not in Tooley's Dictionary.
[Ref: 11273]    £825.00 ($1,051 • €920 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of the Black Sea with an inset plan of Sebastopol]
Carte de la Mer Noire et Plan de Sebastopol. Paris, Bouquillard, c. 1856. Original hand colouring. 185 x 233mm. Backed on to card support, staining to the sheet edges, within title, irregular sheet edges, some loss of text.
Antique map of Crimea and Black Sea, with vignettes of ships and a sea battle, published during the Crimean War.
[Ref: 12133]    £150.00 ($191 • €167 rates)


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