Auction 130, Lot 574

"Delineatio Memorabilis Conflictus et Victoriae Lithuanorum Duce Radivilio de Cricevio…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Belarus

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Europaeum

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009

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