Fascinating and exceptionally detailed map of Gdansk and the surrounding countryside, showing the battle action of the eleven-month Prussian-Russian siege against French troops.
The map is very detailed, showing all necessary military information on a field-by-field and neighborhood level. An inset in the upper right shows the greater Danzig region. A key in the lower right identifies over one hundred places of importance to the battle action on the map.
The 1813 Siege of Dantzig attacked one of the major Napoleonic strongholds in eastern Europe, the Free City of Dantzig. It had long served as a major supply depot, but the westward push of the anti-Napoleonic coalition arrived at the city at the start of 1813. The siege required 73,000 coalition troops against 35,000 French troops. Dantzig would fall in the final month of 1813, eleven months later.