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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BB2.V1/S11.046

THE HISTORICAL-CARTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ON BATTLEFIELDS OF THE THIRTY YEARS’ WAR: THE ENGRAVING OF THE SIEGE OF PILSEN IN 1618

T. Janata, R. Zimova
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Informatics, Geoinformatics And Remote Sensing, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-954-91818-9-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 1, 967 - 974 pp

ABSTRACT

The paper introduces an ongoing multidisciplinary research on the collection of engrav-ings devoted to battlefields of the Thirty Years’ War in the Czech lands and focuses in detail on one of the representatives of this set – the engraving of the siege of the town of Plzeň (Pilsen) in 1618. Apart from setting in historical context and identifying elements that drawing on the engraving depicts, it is dedicated to the spatial analysis of this his-torical document, which includes its georeferencing using current and old map series, determination of the captured territory and visualization of visibility from the possible observation points, and estimate of the scale of the engraved drawing. The authors also take account of the fact that the engraving does not represent a map in the true sense of the word, although some cartographic analyses are feasible.

Keywords: engraving, cartographic analysis, GIS, historical battlefield, Thirty Years’ War

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