[Colorplate scenes of the Freiheitskriege, the German wars against Napoleon,1813].

[German: ca. 1813].

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

Twelve aquatint scenes, each accompanied by printed descriptive text, connected with brown silk band; two patriotic slogans as endpieces. 1 vols. 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Original grey metal box, upper cover dated 1813 with architectural/heraldic motif and mottoes “Heil Euch Vereinten” and “Eintracht überwindet Alles,” lower cover with three goddesses of Justice, Wisdom, and Unity, signed “Thos. Wellner”. Three roundels detached, some minor soiling.

Item #56335

The battles commemorated include:
Lützen, 2 May 1813
Bautzen, 20-21 May
Vittoria, 21 June
Groß-Beeren, 22 August
Katzbach, 26 August
Annihilation of French Army under Vandamme, 30 August
Donowicz, 6 September
Leipzig, 18 October
Siege of Würzburg, 24-26 October
Hanau, 30 October
Surrender of Dresden, 11 November
Allies crossing the Rhine at Basel, 21-22 December 1813.