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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


Choczim and Kamieniec Podolski, 1673

VERO DISGNO DELLA BATAGLIA DATA DALL’ ARMI POLACCHE ALTVRCO SOTTO / CHOCIM e della gran Vittoria riportata li ij. di Nouembre. 1673

1673 or later

Etching; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); no gilt edges | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 724006

A map/high oblique view of the Battle of Choczim, fought on 11 November 1673 between the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, commanded by John Sobieski (1629-96; from 1674 John III Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania) and those of the Ottoman Empire, commanded by Hussain Pasha, resulting in a Polish victory. Polish-Ottoman War (1672-6). Oriented with north to top. 

This image is a combination of map elements and high oblique view. The relative positions of the places are highly distorted. The map extends from Zamosci (Zamość, Lublin Voivodship, Poland 50°43ʹ23ʺN 23°15ʹ07ʺE) in the north-west to Baranow (Baranivka, Zhytomyr, Ukraine 50°18ʹ00ʺN 27°40ʹ00ʺE) and Korset (Korets', Rivne, Ukraine 50°37ʹ00ʺN 27°09ʹ38ʺE) in the north-east, and from the Danube in the south-west, to Bialogrod (Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'ky, Odessa, Ukraine 46°11ʹ43ʺN 30°20ʹ58ʺE) in the south-east.

  • François Collignon (c.1610-87) (publisher) [top, following on from title:] in Roma da Collignon, Parione

  • Watermark: Map: bird, facing right, standing on three boulders in circle, the letter G above. Mount: none.

    Condition: no fold lines; pressure marks can be seen on both sides from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this map in a former collection

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    21.6 x 32.8 cm (image and neatline)

    21.9 x 33.9 cm (sheet)

    25.1 x 36.1 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    VERO DISGNO DELLA BATAGLIA DATA DALL’ ARMI POLACCHE ALTVRCO SOTTO / CHOCIM e della gran Vittoria riportata li ij. di Nouembre. 1673. [top, left of centre, in banner]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in rectangular panel, a key, 1-27, in three columns, to the forts, Turkish and Polish trenches and the various regiments.]


    George III heading: Battle of Chotzim 11 Nov.r 1673.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chotzim Disegno della Bataglia data dall armi Polacche al Turco sotto Chocim e della gran Vittoria riportata li 11 di Novembre 1673: da F. Collignon.

  • Subject(s)

    Khotyn, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine (48°30'24"N 26°29'28"E)

    Kamieniec Podolski, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine (48°41ʹ04ʺN 26°35ʹ08ʺE)

  • 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. 3261

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024