"Plan de l'Action de Reichenberg, ganee par les Troupes de S.M. le Roi de Prusse, sous les Ordresde S.A.S. le Prince de Bevern, contre les Troupes Autrichiennes, sous le Commandement de Mr. le Comte de Koenig segg; Le 21 Avril 1757", Hondt, Pierre de
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1758 (dated)
Color: Black & White
12.5 x 9.3 inches
31.8 x 23.6 cm
This uncommon plan illustrates the battle of Reichenberg in which Marshal von Bevern leading the Prussian army defeated the Austrians and captured large quantities of supplies enabling him to continue his march on Prague. The key below explains the troop positions. 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 Jan van Schley.
Light soil and rough paper edges, well away from the map.