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Catalog Number 2014.17.86
Object Name Map
Description "Bataille de Prague entre Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse et Son Altesse royale le Prince Charles de Lorraine le 6 Mai 1757," Frankfurt am Main, c. 1790, hand-colored engraving, map by Heinrich Hugo Coentgen after L. Therbu

Map of the Battle of Prague, a major battle of the Seven Years' War, in which Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, made a bold attempt to take the city of Prague. In early spring of 1757, Frederick divided his forces into four groups which converged on the city of Prague. The Austrians had spent the winter constructing fortifications east of the city. Outnumbering the Austrians, the Prussians gained the advantage, and Austrian troops retreated into the city of Prague. Austrian losses were 12,000; Prussian were 14,000. Though Prussia had won the battle, Frederick decided against an assault on the city, since the smaller Prussian population could not sustain further losses.
Title Bataille de Prague entre Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse et Son Altesse royale le Prince Charles de Lorraine le 6 Mai 1757
Date c. 1790
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Coentgen, Heinrich Hugo
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Therbu, L.
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-19.375 W-13.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Prague
Seven Years War
Prussia