Auction 129, Lot 594

"Plan de la Bataille de Jaegerndorf, Entre l'Armee Prussienne, sorte d'environ cinquante Escadrons & de seize Bataillons, commandee par le Feld Marechal de Lehwald, & l'Armee Russe, estimee de 80-000. Hommes, sous les ordres du Prince Apraxin.", Hondt, Pierre de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Black & White

16 x 11 inches
40.6 x 27.9 cm

This uncommon plan illustrates the battle of Gross-Jaegersdorf, which was a victory for the advancing Russian army. The key beneath the map explains the troop positions for the opposing Russian and Prussian armies during this Seven Years War battle. Pierre de Hondt was a prominent 18th century Dutch bookseller and publisher in the Hague, known for the high standard of typography of his books, with atlases forming a limited proportion of his output. During the Seven Years War, he diversified into map publishing, issuing a number of battle plans, most of which were engraved by J. van Schley.


Condition: A

Some soil and rough paper edges, well away from the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/23/2009