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

François Collignon (c.1610-87)

Battle of Chudnov, 1660

VERO DISEGNO / e Pianta douve e / seguito la gran / Vittoria dell’ Armi / Regie Pollacche / Contro Moscouiti / e Cosachi Ribelli 1660 or later

Etching; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 20.3 x 30.1 cm (image and neatline) | RCIN 723090

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A middle-oblique view of the Battle of Chudnov (Cudnów) fought between 27 September and 2 November 1660 between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth supported by the Crimean Khanate, commanded by Stanisłow Potocki (1579-1667) and Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski (1616-1667) and the combined forces of Russia and the Ukranian Cossacks, commanded by Vasily Sheremetev (1622-1682), resulting in a decisive Polish victory. Russo-Polish War (1654-1667).

The George III catalogue and George III heading are in error in dating the event shown in this print to 1649. All the features shown on the print are consistent with the battle fought in 1660. At the centre of the print is the Russian camp. It is surrounded by the troops of the Polish Commonwealth with the forces of the commanders Lubomorski shown to the left, and those of Potocki (here rendered as 'Poroski'), bottom centre. The trenches and batteries of their allies, the Crimean Tatars under Sultan Safer Giray, and Cossacks under Vyhovsky, are shown top and right.

  • François Collignon (c.1610-87) (publisher) [top right, below title, in title panel:] Si Vendono in botega / di fran:co Collignon / nel Parione Roma / sup: permissu.

  • Watermark: Print: indistinct, three six-pointed stars and other designs in a circle. Mount: none.

    Condition: one fold line

  • 20.3 x 30.1 cm (image and neatline)

    cropped (platemark)

    20.7 x 30.5 cm (sheet)

    23.3 x 32.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    VERO DISEGNO / e Pianta douve e / seguito la gran / Vittoria dell’ Armi / Regie Pollacche / Contro Moscouiti / e Cosachi Ribelli [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Cudnou 1649.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [left edge, black pencil, cropped:] III [and, black pencil:] Cudnou 1649. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cudnou Disegno della Vittoria dell armi Regie Pollache contro Moscoviti e Cosachi Ribelli, 1649: da F. Collignon.

  • From the collection of 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)

    Chudnov [Chudniv, Cudnów], Zhytomyr, Ukraine (50°03ʹ07ʺN 28°07ʹ02ʺE)

  • 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. 3210

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