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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


La Rochelle, 1627 (La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France) 46°10ʹ00ʺN 01°09ʹ00ʺW

published 1627

Letterpress text printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges left, bottom and right | 18.4 x 47.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722023.b

Letterpress text and key to the map of La Rochelle (see RCIN 722023.a). Huguenot Rebellions or Rohan Wars (1627-8).

  • Jean Le Clerc (active 1610-1627): Rue Saint Jaques, Paris (publisher)

  • Watermark: None visible on text or mount

    Condition: Five fold lines; creased. One fold line to the mount which coincides with the central fold of the map. Verso: surface dirt; the decorative border which was printed on the left, bottom and right edges has been cut off (see this example in the Bibliothèque nationale de France). Some pressure marks to recto and verso


  • 18.4 x 47.9 cm (image and sheet)

    39.9 x 54.8 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    LE BLOCQVEMENT, ET NOVVEAV TRAVAIL FAICT AV-TOVR DE LA VILLE DE LA ROCHELLE, / pour empescher l’execution des mauuais desseins & intelligences secrettes des Rochelois auec les Estrangers; & les retenir dans l’obeïssance / naturelle & en leur deuoir, comme legitimes subjects du Roy & de sa Courronne. [Followed by a numerical and alphabetical key to the places on the map.]


    George III heading: Rochelle Sep. 1627.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left and top, left of centre, on mount, black pencil:] II/14; [top, left of centre, red pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 1/152.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rochelle Plan de la Ville de la Rochelle et l’ordre du Blocquement d’icelle: par le S.r Dougnan le 9 1627: chez Jean le Clerc; avec une Description.

  • Subject(s)

    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. 2861

Page revisions

  • 23 May 2024