Who was the author of the map of the Khotyn fortress siege of 1788?




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History, Map, Historical Cartography, Khotyn, Józef de Witte, Russian-Turkish war


Two maps documenting the capture of Khotyn, which took place during the Russian-Turkish war fought in 1787-1792, have been preserved in Polish archival collections. One was made by Adam Dłuski, the other is anonymous. A comparison of the details of the two maps and the plan of the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress made by Jan Bakałowicz shows that the author of the anonymous map was the commanding officer of the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress – Józef de Witte. Due to the fact that his wife, Zofia, maintained too close relationships with General Saltykov, who commanded the Russian army, he was accused of treason. Probably in order to regain the favor of the Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski, Józef de Witte made a map of the siege of Khotyn.


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2023-08-26 — zaktualizowane 2023-08-26

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OPYRCHAŁ, L. (2023). Who was the author of the map of the Khotyn fortress siege of 1788?. Historia I Świat, 12, 429–440. https://doi.org/10.34739/his.2023.12.27