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Rare battle plan of the Siege of Vienna, published in Venice.

Includes a key locating the positions of the various combatants outside the fortified walls of Vienna.

The engravers are known to have worked in Venice with Stefano Scolari on the inventory of a bookseller, but 

The map was issued shortly after a two month siege of Vienna and the so-called Battle of Vienna in 1683, one of the most significant events in the war with the Ottomans. The battle was fought by the Holy Roman Empire led by the Habsburg Monarchy and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, both under the command of King John III Sobieski, against the Ottomans and their vassal and tributary states. The battle marked the first time the Commonwealth and the Holy Roman Empire had cooperated militarily against the Ottomans, and it is often seen as a turning point in history, after which the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world and were increasingly pushed out of southern Europe.  In the ensuing war that lasted until 1699, the Ottomans lost almost all of Hungary to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.


The plan may be previously unknown. 

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