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Contemporary maps and prints of the major battles and sieges from 1635 to 1658

Onophrio Antonio Gisolfo (active 1636)

Île Sainte-Marguerite and Île Saint-Honorat, 1635

Deciembre 1636. / Disposicion de esquadrones y Battalla Representada por el M’re / de campo u Gouernador D.n Miguel Peres de Xea en las yslas de S. Mar / garita y Onorato... 1636 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges right and bottom | 37.1 x 48.6 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722106

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A high oblique view/map of the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint Honorat, with part of the mainland of France, showing the fortifications, entrenchments and the encampments of the Spanish armies and the positions of the French fleet in December 1636. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659). Oriented with south-south-east to top (cardinal points).

  • Onophrio Antonio Gisolfo (active 1636) (draughtsman) [bottom left, following on from title:] POR / Onophrio Antonio Gisolfo Ingeniero del Reino de Naps / y de las Islas de S.ta Margarita v S. Onorato Por Su Mag.o

  • Watermark: Print: fleur-de-lys in circle, six-pointed star above. Mount: none.

    Condition: five fold lines; originally folded to 10.5 x 7.0 cm; brown discolouration; foxing and surface dirt to both sides of the mount. Verso: surface dirt on outer fold lines. This map was formerly folded in half and there is offsetting, on the recto, from the folded image. Pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 37.1 x 34.9 cm (neatline)

    37.1 x 48.6 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    40.8 x 52.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Deciembre 1636. / Disposicion de esquadrones y Battalla Representada por el M’re / de campo u Gouernador D.n Miguel Peres de Xea en las yslas de S. Mar / garita y Onorato con su guarnicion y press.o ala armada del Rey / de Francia q’en gruesso de 70 Baieles 12 Galeras 6 Bettolas 200 Tartan / 70 Aliegas 400 Barcas 200 Mainas y un castillo portatil de madera Sa / sitio ataco y Intento el decenbarco con 756 Velas y de mas aprestos referiod [bottom left, in plain cartouche]


    [bottom left, in title cartouche:] DEDICADA / A Don Miguel Pere de Xea Cauallero del auito de N'ra / Senora de Montesa y Sanforxe de alfama M're de campo de un Ter: / cio de Infanteria Espanola y Gouernador de la yslas de S.t Mar / garita y S.o Onorato en Francia Por Su Mag

    Additional text:

    [down left side of view, a key, A-I, K-T, V, X-Z, 2-21, continued down right side of view, 22-53.]


    George III heading: Islands of S.t Marguerite and S.t Honorat December 1636.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Marguerite, S.te Disposicion de Esquadrones y Battalla representada por Don Miguel Peres de Xea en las Yslas de S. Margarita y S. Onorato con su guanicion y press.o ala Armata del Rey de Francia, 1636: por O.A. Gisolfo

  • 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)

    Île Sainte-Marguerite, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure, France (43°31ʹ08ʺN 07°03ʹ04ʺE)

    Île Saint-Honorat, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure, France (43°30ʹ27ʺN 07°02ʹ45ʺE)

  • 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. 3004

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