Berlin: Mitscher & Röstell, 1859.
Plates in order: 1. Reitender Artillerist. 2. Reitender Feldjager. 3. Fahndrich zur See. Seecadett. 4. Admiral. 5. Matrosen. 6. Dragoner. 7. As above. 8. Garde – Dragoner. Trompeter. 9. Uhlan. 10. Garde – Ulanen – Rgt Officier. 11. Uhlan. Unterofficier. 12. Seesoldat. 13. Garde – Rgt zu Fuls. 14. Garde – Rgt zu Fuls. Officier. 15. Garde du Corps. 16. Garde – Artillerie Rgt, Major. 17. Rgt Garde du Corps, Stabsofficier. 18. Garde-Res-Inf-Rgt Hornist, Kaiser- Alexand-Gren-Rgt Hautboist. 19. Garde Train Soldat. 20. Garde – Unterofficier – Comp. 21. Garde – Pionier. 22. Garde – Landwehrreiter. 23. Gardehusar. 24. Gardejager. 25. Jager. 26. Infanterie – Officier. 27. Garde-Landwehr-Infanterie. Fahnentrager u. Unterofficiere. 28. Schwerer Landwehrreiter. 29. Infanterist. 30. Linien Infanterist. 31. General der Infanterie. 32. Bluchersches Husaren Rgt. Officier. 33. Husar. 34. Husaren Rgt. Standartentrager. 35. Ingenieur – Officier. 36. Kaiser Franz Gren Rgt. Tambour. 37. Flgel – Adjutant. 38. Cuirassier. 39. Invaliden. 40. Kadetten. 41. Krankentrager. 42. Bataillonsarzt / Lazarethgehulfe. 43. Corps – Auditeur. 44. Zahlmeister. 45. Kannonier. 46. Generalstabs – Officier. 47. Leit – Gendarm. 48. Landwehrmann.
The aphorism usually attributed to the French statesman Count Mirabeau, that Prussia was not a country with an army but an army with a country, remains two centuries later a common way of introducing a discussion of 18th and 19th century Prussia. Throughout absolutist Europe, military expenses made up a major share of state budgets. But where 20 or 30 per cent was the norm elsewhere, the Prussian army regularly accounted for as much as three-quarters of public expenditure – and that in times of profound peace. In political, social and cultural terms as well, Prussia was generally recognised by its neighbours as centring on its army to a degree unknown elsewhere. Finally, that military focus seemed to be widely accepted at all levels and in all corners of a Prussia whose subjects were by any discernible standard no less content than those of other states.
TITLES FOR THE MILITARY UNIFORMOLOGIST
Uniformologist: one who studies uniforms – especially military uniforms – through ages and civilisations.
We have a developing range of books dedicated to uniformology, drawing on seminal works from the 18th and 19th century. N&MP have used state-of-the-art printing technology to provide facsimile editions of these hitherto almost unattainable collections and series of military uniform plates.
The artists who illustrated these works customarily painted uniforms that were contemporary, or near contemporary, to them and had most commonly restricted their subjects to the uniforms either of their own nation or those that they had personally seen