AUSTRIA Felling trees Florisdorf Vienna defence antique print 1866
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AUSTRIA: Felling trees, Florisdorf, Vienna defence, antique print, 1866

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Austrian soldiers cutting down the woods at Florisdorf, for the defence of Vienna'

Austro-Prussian War
The Austro-Prussian War (in Germany known as Deutscher Krieg ("German War"); or Seven Weeks War, the Unification War or the German Civil War) was a war fought in 1866 between the Austrian Empire and its German allies on one side and the Kingdom of Prussia with its German allies and Italy on the other, that resulted in Prussian dominance over the German states. In Germany and Austria, it is also the Österreichisch-preussischer Krieg (Austro-Prussian War) or Bruderkrieg (war of brothers). In the Italian unification process, this is called the Third Independence War.
The major result of the war was a shift in power among the German states away from Austrian and towards Prussian hegemony, and impetus towards the unification of all of the northern German states in a Kleindeutschland that excluded Austria. It saw the abolition of the old German Confederation and its partial replacement by a North German Confederation that excluded Austria and the South German states. The war also resulted in the Italian annexation of the Austrian province of Venetia.

The Quadrilateral
The Quadrilatero (English: Quadrilateral) is the traditional name of a defensive system of the Austrian Empire in the Lombardy-Venetia, which connected the fortresses of Peschiera, Mantua, Legnago and Verona between the Mincio, the Po and Adige Rivers. Starting from c. 1850, supplies and reinforcements were shipped to the positions through the new Venice-Milan railroad.
The experience of the Second Italian Independence War of 1859, in which rifled guns had been used for the first time by the Italian Army, pushed the Austrians to build a second line of 8 forts, at c. 4 kilometers from the main line (completed in the Spring of 1866), pivoting around Verona.

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Austro-Prussian War

DATE PRINTED: 1866    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 16.5 x 24.0cm, 6.5 x 9.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.


PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

AUSTRIA: Felling trees, Florisdorf, Vienna defence, antique print, 1866
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