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Austrian Cavalry 1796

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The uniforms of the Austrian cavalry in 1796.

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Author Franz von Reilly
ISBN 979-8590940370
Date of publication January 2021
Format 150 x 227 mm
Pagination 108 pages
Shaping Colour paperback, matte cover
Weight 213 g
Tongue French / German
Editor Self-publishing

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The publisher and cartographer Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766-1820) published in Vienna in 1796 a work on the uniforms of the Austrian army. This historical overview in image of the regiments of the ruling house of Austria — Geschichte und bildliche Vorstellung der Regimenter des Erzhauses Oesterreich — included one hundred and sixty-eight plates giving the uniform of the various regiments of Emperor Francis II of Habsburg. Each engraving was colored by hand and accompanied by a short legend about the date of creation or the origin of the regiment and its successive denominations, over the years. This collection, which was then obtained from the Reillychen geographischen Verschleiss Komptoir, Wien is now very rare. It is an important contemporary iconographic source of the French Revolutionary Wars and the First Empire.
The fifty plates devoted to the cavalry regiments of the army of the Holy Roman Empire (two of carabinieri, nine of cuirassiers, eight of dragoons, six of light horses, one of uhlans and nine of hussars) as well as to the general staff are reproduced here in color with their original legend, in German. These legends have also been translated and completed for better understanding.