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1756 - A Map of the Southern Part of Upper Saxony, with the Routs of the Prussian Armies - Antique Map

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Item number: EUR3203
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Kitchin / London Magazine

Antique map of part of Germany by Thomas Kitchin, published in The London Magazine November 1756. Includes Magdeburg, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, and other nearby cities. The Anglo-Prussian Alliance was a military alliance created by the Westminster Convention between Great Britain and Prussia that lasted formally between 1756 and 1762, during the Seven Years' War. Although the British had hoped to avoid war, Frederick launched a pre-emptive strike against Austria in August 1756. He overran Saxony but was soon faced with an onslaught of enemies, including France, Austria, Sweden and Russia and so was forced to retreat from Bohemia. By 1757, it appeared that without substantive British assistance, Prussia would soon collapse. Frederick had established a large and well-disciplined army, but it was continually short of money. The British began to send large financial subsidies to support their ally. Very good antique condition. Copperplate engraving. Hand-colored. Matted. Measures approx. 6.75 x 9.25 inches to the neatline and 11 x 14 inches to the out mat edges.

Item Number: EUR3203