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

Le Sieur De St Clair (active 1635-7)

Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, 1637

DESCRIPTION DES ISLES DE S.te / MARGRITE & S.t HONORAT. / Et des Forts et Redouttes que les Espagnols y ont faitz / Et la Reprisse de partie desditz Forts et Redouttes par l’Armée Naualle / de sa... published 1637

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper, mount cropped (Mount Type A); gilt edges right and bottom | Scale: 1:31,000 approx. | RCIN 722103.a

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High oblique views and maps 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 and French armies at the time when the French, commanded by Henri de Lorraine-Harcourt, comte d’Harcourt (20 March 1601-25 July 1666) retook the islands from the Spanish. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659). Oriented with south-south-east to top (cardinal points).

See RCIN 722102.

A version of this print showing similar, but not identical detail, was published between pages 706 and 707 of vol.III of Merian’s Theatrum Europeaum (1639).

The accompanying explanatory letterpress text is at RCIN 722103.b.

  • Le Sieur De St Clair (active 1635-7) (draughtsman) [bottom right, following on from title:] Designee par St Clair, Ingenieur de sa Ma.te

    Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher) [bottom right:] A Paris, par Melchior Tauernier, 1637. Auec Priuilege du Roy.

  • Watermark: Bunch of grapes, indistinct letters [P M?] in small rectangular cartouche with fleur-de-lys above

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration; surface dirt. Verso: brown staining; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept below this map in a different collection are present on the verso

  • Scale: 1:31,000 approx. Scale bar: Eschelle d’une lieue pour les isles en grand sy dessus [143 mm =]. Autre Eschelle d’une lieue pour la petite Carte iscy à Costé [35 mm =]; 1:127,000 approx.

    39.7 x 52.3 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    23.6 x 52.3 cm (neatline of main map)

    15.9 x 33.1 cm (neatline of small-scale map)

  • Printed title:

    DESCRIPTION DES ISLES DE S.te / MARGRITE & S.t HONORAT. / Et des Forts et Redouttes que les Espagnols y ont faitz / Et la Reprisse de partie desditz Forts et Redouttes par l’Armée Naualle / de sa Majesté Commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Harcour. [two maps at different scales, one above the other; bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Marguerite, Ste Description des Isles de S.te Margrite et S.t Honorat et des Forts et Redouttes que les Espagnols y ont faits; et la reprise de partie des dits Forts et Redouttes par l’Armée Navalle de S.M. commandée par le Comte de Harcour en May 1636: par S.t Clair Ing.r chez Tavernier, 1637. [The same entry appears under the heading Honorat, S.t.]

  • 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. 2999

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