Maps, Germany, Prussia, Silesia
"Le Duché de Silesie divise en XVII Principautees"
(The Duchy of Silesia divided into XVII Principalities)
Copper etching by George Louis Le Rouge (1707-1790)
Published in "L'Empire D'Allemagne - Divise par Cercles"
It was the year (1743) of the Prussian-Russian Alliance Treaty, when this map is dated. Prussia was in the middle between the first and the second Silesian War, at the end of which (1745) Austria (to which Silesia belonged) lost Silesia which became a Prussian province thereafter.
Map showing Upper and Lower Silesia during the two Silesian Wars, just briefly before all of Silesia became e Prussian province under King Friedrich II. Of Prussia.
Original antique print
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Light age toning and minor spotting in margins. Borderline original hand-color.
Image: 20 x 26,3 cm (ca. 7.8 x 10.3")
Moravia; Bohemia; Jablonka (SE corner); Radomsko; Poznan; The War of the Austrian Succession (Österreichischer Erbfolgekrieg); Bourbon-Habsburg dynastic conflict; Related conflicts included King George's War, the War of Jenkins' Ear, the First Carnatic War and the First and the Second Silesian Wars. Silesian Wars (Schlesische Kriege); wars fought between Prussia under King Frederick the Great and Habsburg Austria under Archduchess Maria Theresa for control of the Central European region of Silesia (now in south-western Poland).
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