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Item:392800010952A rare and early city plan entitled "Dresden, on the Elbe, Capital of Saxony, Residence of the Elector of Saxony King of Poland" . The City had been liberated from the Prussians just 3 months earlier by the Austrians - see belowThe map was engraved for the December 1759 edition of the Universal Magazine - see below - published by J. Hinton in Newgate Street, London and was accompanied by the related key to 123 structures noted on the Plan, which is included - see scan Overall size 13.5 x 11.5 inches . Good condition - vertical and horizontal folds as issued to fit the publication - one minor tear bottom right which is hardly noticeable . The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and PleasureFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThe Universal Magazine of Knowledge and PleasureFrontispiece from Series 2, Volume XCV (July 1794). The whole issue is available in DjVuformat on Wikimedia Commons.FrequencyMonthlyPublisherJohn HintonFirst issue1747Final issue Number1814 Series 2, volume 21CountryEnglandLanguageEnglishThe Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was a periodical published in London in the period 1747–1814 by John Hinton and W. Bent. It advertised itself as dealing with "Letters, Debates, Essays, Tales, Poetry, History, Biography, Antiquities, Voyages, Travels, Astronomy, Geography, Mathematics, Mechanics, Architecture, Philosophy, Medicine, Chemistry, Husbandry, Gardening and other Arts and Sciences; which may render it Instructive and Entertaining. To which will be added An Impartial Account of Books in several Languages, And of the state of Learning in Europe; also Of the New Theatrical Entertainments." The magazine was published under Royal Licence according to an Act of Parliament obtained by Hinton.Contents1See also2References3Sources4External links Siege of DresdenFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchSiege of DresdenPart of the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War) Map of Dresden (1760)Date13–22 July 1760LocationDresden, SaxonyResultAustro–Saxon victoryBelligerents Prussia Austria SaxonyCommanders and leadersFrederick the GreatJohann MacguireStrength14,000showvteSeven Years' War: European theatreThe Siege of Dresden took place in July 1760 during the Third Silesian War (part of the Seven Years' War) when a Prussian force led by Frederick the Great unsuccessfully besieged the city of Dresden in Saxony.Frederick had previously occupied Dresden in 1756 during his Invasion of Saxony, which had triggered the outbreak of war. In 1759 it had been taken back by Austria-led forces. Frederick now targeted it in an attempt to reassert control over Saxony where he had expansionist territorial ambitions. The Prussian army reached the outskirts of Dresden on 13 July followed closely by a corps of Austrian troops under Count von Lacy. Frederick's forces crossed the River Elbe and overran the suburbs of the city bringing up heavy guns to target inside the city walls. Frederick was accused of deliberately shelling civilian areas of the city.Deciding to move and confront the threatening army of Daun, Frederick abandoned his attempt to reoccupy the city and withdrew. The large amount of damage done to the city and indiscriminate destruction further damaged Frederick's reputation across much of Europe. In particular, his destruction of the Elector of Saxony's gardens at Pirna in the wake of the siege, drew criticism.Dresden was the third major siege Frederick had been forced to abandon following Prague (1757) and Olomouc (1758).Frederick's forces crossed into Silesia and fought the Battle of Liegnitz on 15 August.showvteSilesian Wars
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1759 Antique Map - City Plan of Dresden, Germany - Residence of King of Poland