Berlin 1801. Bit later.
Engraving. Platemark: 515 x 380mm (20¼ x 15"). Slight spotting in left margin. Small tears to edges of sheet in margins.
Frederick II of Prussia sits on a bench, having been defeated at Nimburg in the battle of Kollin. He is surrounded by his generals and three children wrestling in the foreground. A church and other buildings from the city can be seen in the background. The Battle of Kolín on 18 June 1757 saw 44,000 Austrians under Count von Daun defeat 32,000 Prussians under Frederick the Great during the Seven Years' War. The Prussians lost the battle and nearly 14,000 men, the Austrians lost 8,000 men. Friedrich II was a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia's territories and made Prussia the foremost military power in Europe.
[Ref: 33684] £450.00