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

Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665)

Battle of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré and La Rochelle, 1625

LE GRAND COMBAT OV MONSIEVR / DE MONTMORANCY ADMIRAL DE FANCE / continua sa victoire sur les Huguenots Rebelles deuant / sainct Martin de Ré. / DEVXIESME IOVRNEE... 1625 or later

Letterpress text printed on two sheet of paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 16.6 x 13.2 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722018.b

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This letterpress text is the key to the letters on the print at RCIN 722018.a which is a view of the second day of the naval Battle of Saint-Martin de Ré, fought on 16 September 1625. Huguenot Rebellions or Rohan Wars (1625).

  • Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher) [bottom of text:] A Paris chez MELCHIOR TAVERNIER Graueur & Impri- / meur du Roy pour les Tailles douces, demeurant en l’Isle du Palais, / sur le Quay qui regarde la Megisserie, à l’Essic d’Or.

  • Watermark: Crown with star above. On separate sheet paste to the back: Cropped: bird in circle?

    Condition: nine fold lines; creased. Verso: surface dirt; remains of reused Mount Type A

  • 16.6 x 13.2 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    27.7 x 24.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    LE GRAND COMBAT OV MONSIEVR / DE MONTMORANCY ADMIRAL DE FANCE [sic] / continua sa victoire sur les Huguenots Rebelles deuant / sainct Martin de Ré. / DEVXIESME IOVRNEE.

    Additional text:

    [see RCIN 722018.b for a description of the separate accompanying letterpress text.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement off the Island of  16 Sep. 1625. Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, below the ‘P’, in black pencil:] I. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

     Le Grand Combat ou l’Admiral de Montmorancy continua sa victoire sur les Huguenots Rebelles devant S.t Martin de Re (le 16 de Sept.re 1625) par Ducarlo Ing.r chez Tavernier. 2 feuilles. [The same entry appears under the heading Naval Engagement.]

  • 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)

    Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°12ʹ11ʺN 01°22ʹ02ʺW)

    Île de Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°12ʹ00ʺN 01°25ʹ00ʺE)

    La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°10ʹ00ʺN 01°09ʹ00ʺW)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    M. McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 2855

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