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

Anonymous

Jijel, 1664

Pianta della Città di Gigiari in Affrica, presa dall’Armata del Re’ Cristianissimo Commandata p Monsignor di Beufort 1664 or later

Engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edge, recto | Scale bar: Scalla de Miglia tre [130 mm =] | RCIN 723125

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A middle oblique view of the French expedition to Jijel, 22 July-30 October 1664, showing the French navy, commanded by François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort (1616-69), and French army forces commanded by Lieutenant-General Charles-Félix de Galéan, duc de Gadagne (1620-1700) taking the port of Jijel on 22-23 July 1664. Oriented with south to top. Campaign of Louis XIV against the pirates of the Mediterranean; expedition of Jijel (1664).

Beaufort's coat of arms as grandson of Henry IV of France appear top centre. See RCIN 723124.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Indistinct device within oval [very faint watermark]

    Condition: six fold lines; item originally folded to 8.0 x 10.7 cm. Verso: worn and surface dirt along fold lines; ink stains and offsetting of a different print. Pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above this map/print in a different collection are present on the recto

  • Scale bar: Scalla de Miglia tre [130 mm =]

    30.7 x 40.4 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    37.6 x 50.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Pianta della Città di Gigiari in Affrica, presa dall’Armata del Re’ Cristianissimo Commandata p Monsignor di Beufort

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view, a key, A-I, K-T, V, X-Z.]

    Annotations:

    Gigiari 22 july 1664.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top corner, black pencil, erased: the old heading]. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] IV/6.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Gigiari Pianta della Citta di Gigiari in Africa, presa (22 Luglio 1664) dall’Armata del Re Cristianissimo commandata p. M. di Beufort.

  • From the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano dal Pozzo's collection and added to it; 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)

    Jijel [Gigiry, Djidjelli], Jijel, Algeria (36°49ʹ14ʺN 05°46ʹ00ʺE)

  • 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. 3245

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