"Delineatio Memorabilis Conflictus et Victoriae Lithuanorum Duce Radivilio de Cricevio…", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Europaeum
Color: Black & White
15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm
This is a graphic illustration of the Battle of Loyew during the Khmelnytsky Uprising in 1649. Near the site of the present-day town of Loyew in Belarus, a numerically superior force of Cossacks under the command of Stepan Pobodailo and Mykhailo Krychevsky was defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Janusz Radziwill. Radziwill was able to engage the Cossack forces before they merged and defeated them.