Antique Print of the Third Day of the Battle of Warsaw with Vistula, Poland

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Antique print titled 'Proelium ad Warsauiam dies Tertius'. This large print depicts the Battle of Warsaw with Vistula. The Battle of Warsaw took place near Warsaw on July 28–July 30 [O.S. July 18–20] 1656, between the armies of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Sweden and Brandenburg. It was a major battle in the Second Northern War between Poland and Sweden in the period 1655–1660, also known as The Deluge. According to Hajo Holborn, it marked "the beginning of Prussian military history".

In the battle, a smaller Swedish-Brandenburg force, but with the fire superiority of infantry and artillery gained victory over a Polish–Lithuanian force superior in numbers, though in the long term the victory achieved little. Polish–Lithuanian losses were insignificant, since the Polish noble levy promptly and unbroken retreated from the battlefield. This particular work shows the third day. The Swede and Brandenburg allies occupied the open plain and the Polish–Lithuanian cavalry escaped along the Vistula and John Casimir abandoned Warsaw again. Engraved by Willem Swidde, (Dutch, (1660-1661)–1697) After Count Erik Jönsson Dahlberg, (Swedish, 1625–1703). Published 1656.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning, minor wear. Original folding line, two sheets joined. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1656

Overall size: 61.3 x 36.4 cm.