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

Horatio Marinari (active 1634-56)

Siege of Perpignan, 1642

DISEGNO DELLA PIAZZA ET ASSEDIO DI PERPIGNANO published 1642

Engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edge top | 21.5 x 31.1 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723013

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A middle oblique view of Perpignan, besieged from April 1642 by French-Catalan forces, commanded by Charles de la Porte, duc de la Meilleraye (1602-8 February 1664) and surrendered on 9 September. Catalan Revolt (1640-1659). Oriented with south-south-east to top.

See also RCIN 723012.

  • Horatio Marinari (active 1634-56) (publisher) [bottom left:] In Roma con licenza delli Superiori. Appresso Horatio Marinari / Alla Valle. i642.

  • Watermark: Map: indistinct, bird in circle? Mount: none

    Condition: one fold line; pressure marks

  • 21.5 x 31.1 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    23.2 x 35.4 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    DISEGNO DELLA PIAZZA ET ASSEDIO DI PERPIGNANO. [across top of print]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, in cartouche, a key, A-E.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Perpignan April – 9 August 1642.

    Other annotations: none.

    Old catalogue entry:

    Perpignan Disegno della Piazza et Assedio di Perpignano, 1642; apresso H. Marinari, 1642.

  • 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)

    Perpignan (Langedoc-Roussillon, France) (42°41ʹ52ʺN 02°53ʹ43ʺE)

  • 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. 3100

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