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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Giacomo Pinchetti (active 1796-1801)

Siege of Mantua, 1796

MANTOVA / E SUO CIRCONDARIO / con la Dichiarazione delle Opere d’Assedio / fatte dall’ Armata FRANCESE in Luglio del 1796 1796 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:22,000. | RCIN 735043

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A map of the siege in July 1796 of Mantua by the French. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8). Oriented with north to top.

The French, under Napoleon, besieged Mantua from 4 July to 1 August 1796, and, after a short interval during which the Austrians sent a relief army, again from 27 August to 2 February 1797 after which the Austrians surrendered.

  • Giacomo Pinchetti (active 1796-1801) (cartographer) [bottom left, bottom right of title cartouche:] G. Pinchetti d.

    Bordiga Brothers (publisher) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Fratelli Bordiga inc. Milano

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: two fold lines; brown discolouration to both sides, more marked on verso

  • Scale: 1:22,000. Scale bars: Trabuechi Milanese [53 mm =] 500; Tese di Francia [48 mm =] 600.

    56.1 x 50.8 cm (neatline)

    60.7 x 51.7 cm (image)

    62.0 x 56.8 cm (platemark)

    64.4 x 58.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    MANTOVA / E SUO CIRCONDARIO / con la Dichiarazione delle Opere d’Assedio / fatte dall’ Armata FRANCESE in Luglio del 1796. [titles in Italian and French; bottom left, in catouche designed as a stone slab bordered by leaves and branches]

    Printed title:

    MANTOUE, ET SES ENVIRONS, AVEC LA DECLARATION DES OUVRAGES DU SIEGE FAITES PAR L’ARMÉE FRANÇAISE, EN IUILLET 1796. ET AVEC CELLES DU / DERNER BLOCCUS [top, across top of map, outside border]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, below title, in title cartouche, three keys, a-i, k-v, x-zz:] CITTÀ E SUOI BORGHI [and A-I, K-T:] CITTADELLA [and A-I, K-N:] RIDOTTI, E BATTERIE FRANC. [Top left, between French title and border, a key to the French fieldworks of the previous siege, O-R:] Ouvrages faits par les Français pendant le dernier bloccus. [Top right, between title and border, a key to the batteries of the Austrian army during the previous siege:] Ouvrages faits par les Autrichiens pendant le deriner bloccus. [Bottom, below border, a French translation of the Italian references engraved in the title cartouche.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Mantua July 1796.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [along right edge, above centre, black pencil, erased:] Mantua.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Mantua Mantoua et suo circondario con la dichiarazione delle opere d’Assedio fatte dall’Armata Francese in Luglio del 1796: da Pinchetti e Bordiga.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Mantova, Lombardy, Italy (45°09'37"N 10°47'52"E)

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