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

Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91)

Battle of Focchies, 1649

VERO DISEGNO DELLA GRAN VITORIA CONTRA LARMATA TVRCHA LI. 15. MAGIO 1649 / Nel porto di Focchie in asia da. 17. Ga:ni della Sere:ma Re.a di Venetia Comandati dal Ecc:mo Riua Capitan de detti Galeoni / Vittoria... 1649 or later

Etching; printed on paper; laid down on paper and then mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges left, and top | 24.0 x 35.0 cm (image) | RCIN 723088

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A view of the naval Battle of Focchies, fought on 15 May 1649 in the Bay of Foça (Foça Limani) between the Ottomans and the Venetians with the Knights of Malta combined with hired Dutch and English ships, commanded by Giacomo Riva, resulting in a Venetian victory. Cretan War (Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War) (1645-1669).

  • Giovanni Giacomo Rossi (1627-91) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Gio: Giacomo Rossi in Roma a Torre Mell.a

  • Watermark: Print: none visible. Backing paper: crown above three circles, the top circle containing a cross, the centre circle the letters L G, and the bottom circle the letter B. Mount: none.

    Condition: discolouration from the paste

  • 24.0 x 35.0 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    25.3 x 36.9 cm (sheet)

    39.3 x 50.7 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    VERO DISEGNO DELLA GRAN VITORIA CONTRA LARMATA TVRCHA LI. 15. MAGIO 1649 / Nel porto di Focchie in asia da. 17. Ga:ni della Sere:ma Re.a di Venetia Comandati dal Ecc:mo Riua Capitan de detti Galeoni / Vittoria Veramente Gloriosa [bottom centre]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular panel, a key, A-H.]


    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Port of Focchia 15 May 1649.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 1649. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, cropped:] III.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Focchia Vero Disegno della gran Vitoria contra l’Armata Turcha li 15 Magio 1649 nel Porto di Focchie in Asia da 17 della Republica di Venetia comandati dal Capitan Riva: da G.G. Rossi.

  • 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)

    Foça [Focchies, Focchia], Ízmir, Turkey (38°40ʹ13ʺN 26°45ʹ24ʺE)

  • 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. 3208

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