Thursday, July 1, 2010

A 1760 map

This map of the battle is taken from the article "The Prussian ACCOUNT by AUTORITHY of the Battle fought near Torgau on the 3d of November, 1760. With an accurate Plan of the Battle, neatly engraved", which appeared in "The Supplement to the Universal Magazine, vol. XXVII, December 1760, 367-371".

Yes, December 1760! A sort of XVIIIth century web-zine....

The newspaper contains also an Austrian relation on the battle. I bought the map with the relevant part of the newspaper (a newspaper of nearly 400 pages, by the way) years ago on E-bay.

For those accustomed with the battle, the map is fairly correct and descriptive: compare with the title map which is from a 1845 german Military History Atlas (more details in the next future)

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