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

Francesco Cecchi (fl.1643)

Battle of Mongoviono, 1643

DISEGNO / Del fatto d’Arme succeduto sotto Mongiuino li 6 Settembre 1643. tra’ le Armi della Lega, e quelle de Barberini, / con la diffatta totale di questa, prigionia del Maestro di Campo Generale, et di... 1643 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (mount cropped, probably Type B) | 34.6 x 67.1 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723039

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A view of the Battle of Mongiovino, fought on 6 September 1643 between the Tuscan army, fighting in a League of Tuscany, Venice and Modena under the command of Mattias de' Medici (9 May 1613-11 October 1667) on the side of the Farnese Dukes of Parma and Castro, and the Papal army, commanded by Cardinal Antonio Barberini (5 August 1607-3 August 1671), resulting in a Farnese victory. FirstWar of Castro (1641-1644).

The print shows the walled town of Mongivino at the summit of a steep hill, with Barberini troops approaching up the slopes, and the Tuscan army in the foreground with the Medici arms emblazoned on the wagons.

  • Francesco Cecchi (fl.1643) (etcher) [bottom centre, below text:] francesco Cecchi fe.

  • Watermark: Lamb in circle

    Condition: nine fold lines. Verso: surface dirt; remains of [Mount Type B]; pressure marks

  • 34.6 x 67.1 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    30.7 x 67.1 cm (neatline)

    34.6 x 67.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    DISEGNO / Del fatto d’Arme succeduto sotto Mongiuino li 6 Settembre 1643. tra’ le Armi della Lega, e quelle de Barberini, / con la diffatta totale di questa, prigionia del Maestro di Campo Generale, et di quali tutti I Capi, et perdita del / Cannone et del Bagaglio [top centre, in scroll]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view, in a scroll, a key, A-I, K-O.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Mongiuino 6 Sep. 1643.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Mongiuino Disegno del fatto d’Arme succeduto sotto Mongiuino li 6 Settembre 1643 tra le Armi della Lega e quelle de Barberini con la diffatta totale di questa: da Francesco Cecchi.

  • 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)

    Mongiovino, Umbria, Italy (43°01ʹ16ʺN 12°08ʹ37ʺE)

  • 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. 3138

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