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

Bernardino Bassano (fl. 1635-38)

Siege of Sachsenhausen, 1635

VERO DISSEGNO DELLA CITTA DI SECHSENAVSEN, / Et in che modo essa venne a rendersi a patti a gli Imperiali, sott’ il commando delli Signori Guglielmo Barone di Lamboy Sargente generale, & il Colonello... 1635 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on the same sheet of paper as the letterpress text; mounted on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges top and right | 24.0 x 34.0 cm (neatline) | RCIN 722097

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A high oblique view of the siege of Sachsenhausen in August 1635 by Wilhelm, Graf von Lamboy (c.1590-d. 12 December 1659), commanding the Imperial army by whom the town was captured on 21 August. Thirty Years War (1618-1648). Oriented with south to top.

The pattern of offsetting on the verso suggests that the text was printed before the map because the offsetting does not include the map.

This appears to be a reverse copy of the print which was published between pages 464 and 465 in Merian's Theatrum Europaeum (1639).

  • Bernardino Bassano (fl. 1635-38) (engraver) [bottom left of view:] Bernadino Bassano F.

    Giovanni Battista Malatesta (active 1635-50) (publisher) [bottom centre of text:] IN MILANO, Per Gio. Battista Malatesta, Stampatore R.C.

  • Watermark: Map and text: none visible. Mount: none

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: offsetting from same text. Some foxing and surface dirt to edges of mount

  • 24.0 x 34.0 cm (neatline)

    cropped (platemark)

    45.3 x 35.0 cm (sheet)

    52.1 x 41.4 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    VERO DISSEGNO DELLA CITTA DI SECHSENAVSEN, / Et in che modo essa venne a rendersi a patti a gli Imperiali, sott’ il commando delli Signori Guglielmo Barone di Lamboy Sargente generale, & il Colonello Kehraus, insieme / con aiuto del Senato di Franckfort, li 21. d’Agosto 1635. [on accompanying letterpress text]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Sachsenhausen 21 August 1635.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 1635. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Sachsenhausen Dissegno della Citta di Sachsenhausen et in che modo essa venne a rendersi a patti a gli Imperiali sotto il commando delli Barone di Lamboy et il Colonello Kehraus, insieme con aiuto del Senato di Franckfort li 21 d’Agosto 1635: per G.B. Malatesta.

  • 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)

    Sachsenhausen, Hesse, Germany (51°14'36"N 09°00'35"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. 2982

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