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The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller

In the University and Darmstadt Federal State Library is this very beautiful uniform series, which was printed in the year 1802 in Kiel - at that time in Danish territory . The author of the series, Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller, had already published before it an extensive uniform series on Danish troops with 28 illustrations. In its dedication to Prince Carl of Hesse, at that time a Danish field marshal, he mentions the success of the first Danish series. Only 10 illustrations were originally published. The missing illustration numbers would permit the possible inclusion of other uniforms at a later date. These rare illustrations are of a special interest, because they show the early phase of the Napoleonic uniforms of many different armies, with an abundance of high detail.

These drawings originally appeared on line in German by our partner, Napoleon Online and are used with permission of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt. Please note that Markus Stein holds the copyright on all of these images.

 

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The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller

Cover of the Illustrations

1. Cologne: Infantry
2. Hamburg: Infantry Officer
3. Saxony: Cuirassier

1. Denmark: Lieutenant General
2. Prussia: Cuirassier Officer in Dress Uniform
3. Portugal: Infantry Officer
4. Officer of the Walloon Dragoon Regiment
 
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
1. Prussia: Cuirassier Officer
2. Officer of the Former Polish Guard
3. Saxony: Hussar
1. Russia: Grenadier
2. France: Grenadier
3. Prussia: Grenadier
4. Austria: Musketeer
1. Prussia: Light Infantry Officer
2. France: Infantry Officer
3. Denmark: Infantry Officer
4. Hannover: Infantry Officer
 

The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller

 

The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
1. Prussia: Infantry Officer
2. Hannover: Guard Infantry Officer
3. Hesse-Darmstadt: Infantry Officer
4. Hesse-Darmstadt: Chevau-leger Officer
1. Denmark: Grenadier Jäger
2. Denmark:
Grenadier
3. Polish Legion: Lancer Officer
1. Russia: Cossack
2. Hungary: Volunteer
3. Poland: Light Dragoon
 

The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller

The 1802 Uniform Plates of Friedrich Ludwig von Koeller
1. Sweden: Foot Artillery
2. Hannover: Grenadier
3. French Emigré Regiment
4. Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Musketeer
1. Saxon Horse Guard
2. Hannover: Light Dragoon Officer
3. England: Jäger
 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2006

 

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