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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars


Arnhem, 1672 1672 or later

Etching; printed on paper; trimmed to neatline and laid down on paper; reverse window mounted on paper (Mount Type B); no gilt edges | Scale bar: Twee gemeyne Mylen van vyftien in eenen graedt [69 mm =]. | RCIN 724001

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A map of the French invasion of the Dutch United Provinces showing the concentration of French forces, under the command of Marshal Henri de la Tour d'Auverge, vicomte de Turenne (1611-75), around Arnhem in June 1672. Franco-Dutch War (1672-8). Oriented with north to top (compass rose). 

The map extends from Bernefelt (Barneveld) in the north-west to Zutphen in the north-east, and from Wees in the south-west to Padefoort (Padevoort) in the south-east. The numbers on the map are written against what appear to be the principal routes: 1. ‘Wech naer Harderwijck’; 2. ‘Wech naer Renen’; 3. ‘Wegh naer Amersfort’; 4. ‘Wech van Arnhem op Zutphen’; 5. ‘De Nieuwe vaert op Nieumegen’; 6. Not named, but follows the River IJssel; 7. Not named, follows the River Rhine.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Map: indistinct, perhaps a flower; countermark, with a ‘4’ but otherwise indistinct. Backing paper: none visible.

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale bar: Twee gemeyne Mylen van vyftien in eenen graedt [69 mm =].

    14.9 x 25.9 cm (neatline)

    14.9 x 26.1 cm (image and sheet)

    17.7 x 29.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:



    George I heading: Arnheim taken by Turenne 14 June 1672.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, faint, the old heading written under the red ink old heading.]; [top, black pencil, erased:] Arnheim [?] 1672 [July] (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Arnheim A small Plan of Arnheim taken by the French under Turenne on the of June 1672.

  • From the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89); sold by his grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands (51°58ʹ48ʺN 05°54ʹ40ʺE)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Mark McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 3260

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