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Contemporary prints and maps of the battles and sieges of the Eighty Years War

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Siege of Bergen op Zoom, 1622

Belegenheit und Belägerung der Statt Bergen ob Soom / under dem befelch deß Marggraffs Spinolæ / [not a line ending] und Don Ludwigen von Velasco. / Anno M.DC.XXII. im Julio unnd Hernach c.1622 or later

Etching and engraving; letterpress text printed on the same sheet as the view; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 33.2 x 24.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722007

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A high oblique view showing the siege of Dutch-held Bergen op Zoom by the Spaniards commanded by Ambrogio Spinola 1st Marquis of the Balbases (1569-25 September 1630) and Luis de Velasco, 2nd Count of Salazar (1559-1625) between 18 July and 3 October 1622, resulting in a Dutch victory following the arrival of a relief army commanded by Maurice of Nassau (14 November 1567-23 April 1625) and Ernst von Mansfeld (c.1580-29 November 1626). Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence) (1568-1648). Oriented with east to top.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend with ball and cross above, a lion rampant to the side

    Condition: one fold line, two crease lines; brown staining and foxing to map and mount. One fold line to the mount which does not coincide with print fold; small piece torn from top edge; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this map/print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 33.2 x 24.4 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark of whole sheet)

    18.3 x 23.6 cm (image and neatline of map)

    18.6 x 24.0 cm (platemark of map)

    54.3 x 39.6 cm (mount)

  • Printed title

    Belegenheit und Belägerung der Statt Bergen ob Soom / under dem befelch deß Marggraffs Spinolæ / [not a line ending] und Don Ludwigen von Velasco. / Anno M.DC.XXII. im Julio unnd Hernach. [letterpress text, above map]

    Additional text:

    [below map, letterpress explanatory text and key, 1-26, begin:] Die Statt Bergen ob Soom ist ein alte Statt …

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Bergen op Zoom 1622.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, on mount:] 1622. (Verso) [left of centre, on mount, red pencil:] 1/132 [and, black pencil:] I/136; [bottom left, black pencil, partly erased:] I/136; [top left, on mount, black pencil, partly erased:] Bergen op Zoom.

    George III catalogue entry

    Bergen op Zoom Belegenheit und Belagerung der Statt Bergen op Zoom under dem befelch des Marggraffs Spinola und Don Ludwigen von Velasco, anno 1622 im Julio und Hernach. [with a Description]

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio's grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°29'42"N 04°17'30"E)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    M. McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 2842

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