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

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Siege of Vercelli, 1638

[No title. Text begins:] A. LA Ciudad de Vercelli en el Piemonte fuè sitiada à 27. de / Mayo 1638. dal Exercito Catholico con 18. mil infantes, / y cinco mil cauallos, siendo General el Marques de Lega- / nes. A 15. de... 1638 or later

Letterpress text on four pieces of paper, pasted together to form one vertical column of text; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 41.0 x 14.3 cm (sheet) | RCIN 722129.b

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Letterpress text which gives a key to the letters engraved on the print of the siege of Vercelli, 1638 at RCIN 722129.a. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659).

Giving an account of the siege it names the commanding officers whose camps are shown on the print.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Text: none. Mount: none.

    Condition: good

  • 41.0 x 14.3 cm (sheet)

    44.7 x 24.1 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    [No title. Text begins:] A. LA Ciudad de Vercelli en el Piemonte fuè sitiada à 27. de / Mayo 1638. dal Exercito Catholico con 18. mil infantes, / y cinco mil cauallos, siendo General el Marques de Lega- / nes. A 15. de Iunio la noche se le ganaron las fortificaciones de / a fuera, en todos los tres aproches. A dos de Iulio a medio dia se / le diò asalto a las tres brechas, y escalada al baluarte verde, arri- / mado junto al de S. Andres …

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Vercelli 27 May – 6.th July 1638.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Vercelli A Plan of Vercelli besieged by the Spaniards under the command of the Marquis de Leganes on the 27.th of May and taken on the 6.th of July 1638: by Cesare Bassani.

  • 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)

    Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (45°19ʹ17ʺN 08°25ʹ11ʺE)

  • 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. 3033

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