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

Giovanni Battista Malatesta (active 1635-50)

Siege of Turin, 1640

DISEGNO DELL’ ASSEDIO DI TORINO / DEL CAPITAN FRANCESO PRESTINO 1640 or later

Letterpress text printed on paper; mounted on paper (mount cropped, Type not known) | 38.0 x 51.1 cm (sheet) | RCIN 722150.b

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Letterpress text accompanying the view of the siege of Turin, 1640, at RCIN 722150.a. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659).

  • Giovanni Battista Malatesta (active 1635-50) (publisher) [bottom centre of text:] IN MILANO, Per Gio. Battista Malatesta, Stampatore Regio Camerale. Con licenza de Superiori, & Priuilegio.

  • Watermark: A hand with a flower?

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: remains of mount

  • 38.0 x 51.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    DISEGNO DELL’ ASSEDIO DI TORINO / DEL CAPITAN FRANCESO PRESTINO.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Turin 1640.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turin Disegno dell’Assedio di Torino 1640, dal Capitan Francesco Prestino, intagliata da Cesare Bassani. [with a Description, 1640.]

  • 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)

    Turin, Piedmont, Italy (45°04'13"N 07°41'12"E)

  • 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. 3068

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