Map with Sketches of the Front near Kakanj, Bilalovac and Visoko in 1878

Imperial and Royal Military Geographical Institute, Vienna, from 1850 to 1900

Paper, print; 52 x 61.8 cm; scale: 1:5,000, 1:10,000; sketch titles: ‘Gefecht der VI. Inft. Truppen Division bei Kakanj / am 15. August 1878.’, ‘Gefechte der Haupt Colonne bei Han Bjelalovac / am 16. August 1878.’, ‘Gefecht der VI. Inft. Truppen Division bei Visoka / am 17. August 1878.’; u. l.: sheet label: ‘Tafel IX.’; l. r.: note: ‘Die Occupation Bosniens und der Hercegovina’; sketches contain keys; list of military abbreviations in the middle; stamp with provenance on reverse of map: ‘ARHEOL.-HISTOR. / NAR. MUZEJ / ZAGREB’.

Inherited from the Archaeology and History Department of the National Museum in Zagreb


Map with sketches of the front near Kakanj, Bilalovac and Visoko during the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1878, with marked deployments of Austro-Hungarian and rebel army units. On 15–17 August 1878, the forces of General Josip Filipović successfully conquered the area near the han (urban caravanserai) Bilalovac and the towns Kakanj and Visoko, advancing towards Sarajevo.

Sources / literature: Tominac: 2020, p. 251
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Hrvatski povijesni muzej

Croatian History Museum