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Plan of the Affair near Maxen 20th and 21st November 1759.
Plan of the Affair near Maxen 20th and 21st November 1759.
P. Mazell Sculpsit.
[London, 1766-90.]
Rare engraved map on two sheets, unjoined; 18th century watermarked paper. Each sheet c. 410 x 400mm (16¼ x 15¾"). With large margins; left sheet trimmed to image ready for joining, splits in binding folds.
Detailed plan of the Battle of Maxen (20 November 1759), between the Prussians and Austrians in Saxony, part of the Seven Years' War. A Prussian corps of 14,000 commanded by Friedrich August von Finck was sent to threaten lines of communication between the Austrian army at Dresden and Bohemia. However the action was anticipated and Field Marshal Count Daun surrounded the Prussians with 40,000 men, forcing Finck to surrender. The map comes from General Henry Lloyd's 'History of the late War in Germany', published in London in three volumes between 1766-90. Originally published anonymously, the work was written for military professionals. Lloyd was criticical of Frederick II's predictable tactics, as shown in this battle.
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