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

Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665)

Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, 1637

NOTTES POVR L’INTELLIGENCE / des lettres cottez en l’Isle saincte Marguerite c.1637

Four pieces of letterpress text printed on paper, joined to make one column of text; mounted on paper (mount Type A) | 30.1 x 13.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 722103.b

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Letterpress text accompanying the views of the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint Honorat at RCIN 722103.b. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659).

  • Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher)

  • Watermark: Text: none. Mount: cropped: kneeling man holding a cross? within a shield.

    Condition: brown discolouration to both sides

  • 30.1 x 13.3 cm (whole object)

    33.3 x 16.7 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    NOTTES POVR L’INTELLIGENCE / des lettres cottez en l’Isle saincte Marguerite. [letterpress text to RCIN 722103.a, key A-I, K-R]

    Printed title:

    Nottes pour l’intelligence de l’Isle sainct Honorat. [key A-D to view at RCIN 722103.a]

    Printed title:

    Autres notes pour l’intelligence des lettres marquez au plan / general des costes de la terre ferme. [key A-I to view at RCIN 722103.a]


    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. 3000

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