Auction 129, Lot 603

"Plan de la Bataille, gagnee par Sa Majeste le Roi de Prusse, sue l'Armee Autrichienne, aux ordres de S.A.R. le Duc Charles de Lorraine, pres de Leuthen, ou Lissa, en Silesie; le 5 Decembre 1757.", Hondt, Pierre de

Subject: Poland

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16.6 x 12.5 inches
42.2 x 31.8 cm

This uncommon plan describes the battle of Leuthen, fought between Frederick the Great of Prussia and the Austrians, led by Count Leopold von Daun. The troop positions are delineated and described in the text below the plan. An inset plan details the vicinity of Breslau (modern Wroclow) with the battle of Leuthen marked. 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

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009