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Siege of Casale Monferrato, 1652

DESCRITTIONE DELL’ ASSEDIO DI CASAL MONFERRATO, / Con sua circonualatione, & contrafosso / espugnationi del Castello, e Citta della d’essa, conseguito da S.E. il Sig. Marchese di Caracena, Gouernatore per Sua... published 1652

Letterpress text on four pieces of paper, joined to form two panels of text; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); with woodcut decorations | 16.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet of top row) | RCIN 723096.b

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Letterpress text accompanying the map of the siege of Casale Monferrato, 1652 (see RCIN 723096.a). Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659).

  • Anonymous (artist)

  • Watermark: Text: none. Mount: cropped, anchor and the letters L M in a circle.

     

     

  • 16.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet of top row)

    17.3 x 51.1 cm (sheet of bottom row)

    34.7 x 50.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    DESCRITTIONE DELL’ ASSEDIO DI CASAL MONFERRATO, / Con sua circonualatione, & contrafosso / espugnationi del Castello, e Citta della d’essa, conseguito da S.E. il Sig. Marchese di Caracena, Gouernatore per Sua Maestà / Cattolica nello Stato, di Milano, l’anno 1652.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Casal 1652.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Casal Disegno dell’ Assedio di Casal Monferrato con sua Circonvalatione, et contrafosso, Espugnationi del Castello e Citadella d’essa, consequita dal Marchese di Caracena l’anno 1652: da P. de Loisy, 1653. 6 foglie. 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)

    Casale Monferrato [Casale, Casal, Cazal], Piedmont, Italy (45°08ʹ00ʺN 08°27ʹ09ʺE)

  • 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. 3215, 3216

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