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

Anonymous

Turin, 1640

Vero disegno delle fortificatione francesi sotto Torino et la forma con la quale il Sigre Marchese, di Leganes non solamente inpediscie loro I uiueri, mas sta pronto per dar il soccorso alla Citta 1640

Etching; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edge, right | 22.0 x 32.6 cm (neatline) | RCIN 722152

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A high oblique view/map of Turin, defended by the Spanish under Diego Felipez de Guzmán, Marquis of Leganés (1580-1655) and Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano (21 December 1596-22 January 1656) and besieged from 22 May to 20 September by a French-Piedmontese army, commanded by Henri de Lorraine, Count of Harcourt (20 March 1601-25 July 1666), supported by Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne (11 September 1611-27 July 1675) resulting in the capitulation of the city on 20 September 1640. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659). Oriented with north-west to top.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: View: a cross with the letters I H S in a circle. Mount: none.

    Condition: two fold lines; creased; heavily stained; old repair with paper, top right, before mounting. Pressure marks to recto and verso

  • 22.0 x 32.6 cm (neatline)

    24.1 x 32.6 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    24.3 x 33.0 cm (sheet)

    30.3 x 40.3 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Vero disegno delle fortificatione francesi sotto Torino et la forma con la quale il Sigre Marchese, di Leganes non solamente inpediscie loro I uiueri, mas sta pronto per dar il soccorso alla Citta [along bottom of view, outside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, following on from title, a key, A-H.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading Turin 1640.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turin Disegno delle Fortificationi Francesi sotto Torino et la forma con la quale il S.r Marchese di Leganes impedisce loro i viveri e sta pronto per dar il soccorso alla Citta, 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. 3070

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