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[NAPOLEONIC WARS] - HEUSCH, [Louis Ernest Amand Marie, Baron de].

Feldzug von 1813.

Stock Code
57731
Drawn in1831
£2,000

Fine manuscript plans showing all 29 of the battles waged by Napoleon during 1813. Most notably Kalzbach, Klum, Dresden, Wartenburg, Dennewitz, Liebtwolkwitz, recognised as been the greatest cavalry battle in history, and Leipzig. The Battle of Leipzig, or as it is more often called 'The Battle of Nations', was the largest battle of the Napoleonic War and the largest battle in Europe until The Great War. An estimated half a million men fought over three days, ended with Napoleon's defeat and eventual retreat to France.
The mapmaker is most probably Louis Ernest Amand Marie Baron de Heusch (1789 - 1851). Born in Gembloux, Belgium, Heusch who first distinguished himself as a cadet in the Austrian Chevau-légers Regiment No.5 'Klenau' in 1806, where he won the Croix du Canon, before joining the 2de Regiment Carabiniers Dutch cavalry in 1811, rising to cavalry-captain on 22nd July 1822. He was given an honourable discharge

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a composite of 29 manuscript plans, within a decorative wash border on a single mapsheet, tear to lower margin, 545 × 685 mm. (21 1/2 × 27 in).

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