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

Giovanni Domenico de' Rossi (1619-53)

Siege of Cremona, 1648

Pianta della Citta di Cremona e dell’ Assedio postoui dal Duca di Modena li 24. di Luglio 1648. nella forma in che si ritroua al presente 1648 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges right and bottom | 27.3 x 44.2 cm (neatline) | RCIN 723085

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A map of Cremona, besieged from 21 July to 15 October 1648 by the French, allied with Italy and commanded by Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena (6 September 1610-14 October 1658) and Don Luigi de Benavides, Marchese di Caracena, Governor of the State of Milan and General of the Italian army. They abandoned the siege on 15 October. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659). Oriented with north-west to top.

See RCIN 723084.

  • Giovanni Domenico de' Rossi (1619-53) (publisher) [top right, following on from title:] Si stampano da Gio. Domenico / Rossi alla Pace in Roma [bottom centre:] Superior Permissu

  • Watermark: Print: fleur-de-lys in circle, cross above. Mount: none.

    Condition: some foxing; top right corner cut off

  • 27.3 x 44.2 cm (neatline)

    31.6 x 44.2 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    40.0 x 52.0 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Pianta della Citta di Cremona e dell’ Assedio postoui dal Duca di Modena li 24. di Luglio 1648. nella forma in che si ritroua al presente [across top of print, above neatline]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below neatline, a key, 1-27 to the French and Spanish defence works, quarters, etc.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Cremona 24 July 1648.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [black pencil, bottom right:] 1648. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cremona Pianta della Citta di Cremona e dell’ Assedio postovi dal Duca di Modena li 24 di Luglio 1648: apresso G.D. Rossi.

  • 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)

    Cremona, Lombardy, Italy (45°07ʹ59ʺN 10°01ʹ16ʺE)

  • 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. 3206

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