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

Valerio Spada (1613-88)

Siege of Pitigliano, 1643

DISEGNO / DEL fatto d’Arme e Rotta data il di 24 Ott / 1643 a Pitigliano alla Gente de’ Barberini dall’ / Armata della Lega in Toscana, doue comanda / tia il Serg.re Gnle di Battaglia Strozzi, &c alla / Cau... published 1643

Etching; printed on paper; laid down on paper and then mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges right and bottom | 35.5 x 47.8 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723042

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A view of the raising, on 24 October 1643, by the army of the League of Tuscany, Venice and Modena commanded by Sargenre Generale Don Alonso Strozzi, of the siege of Pitigliano, undertaken by the Papal army commanded by Cardinal Antonio Barberini (5 August 1607-3 August 1671) and of the defeat of the Papal army. First War of Castro (1641-1644).

  • Valerio Spada (1613-88) (etcher) [bottom right of view, inside neatline:] V Spada Fec.

    Mario Federici Cimador da Carpi (active 1643) (dedicator)

  • Watermark: Print: none visible. Backing paper: bird within circle. Mount: none visible.

    Condition: worn; small holes, left

  • 30.6 x 47.7 cm (neatline)

    35.5 x 47.8 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    39.2 x 51.6 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    DISEGNO / DEL fatto d’Arme e Rotta data il di 24 Ott / 1643 a Pitigliano alla Gente de’ Barberini dall’ / Armata della Lega in Toscana, doue comanda / tia il Serg.re Gnle di Battaglia Strozzi, &c alla / Cau.ria in particolare il Comm:rio Gnle Meazzi / con la pdita di qelli, di sei pezzi di Cannone., ett:o il / Bagaglio e tanti prigioni, e morri [bottom centre, in scroll]

    Dedication:

    [top, in banderole:] Al Ser: Principe Don Lorenzo di Toscana / Fv celebrato Apelle p che in piccio l'Quadro seppe figurar' uno s misurato Gigante, e fu biasimato Eudasio p che inampio uolume / … Di Fir:e li 16 Xbre 1643 Deuot:mo & obbligat.o Sere / Mario Federico Cimador da Carpi

    Additional text:

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

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Pitigliano 24 Oct. 1643.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Pitigliano Disegno del fatto d’Arme e Rotta data il di 24 Ott.re 1643 a Pitigliano alle Gente de Barberini dall’Armata della Lega in Toscana: da M.F. Cimador da Carpi. V. Spada fecit.

  • 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)

    Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy (42°38ʹ08ʺN 11°40ʹ28ʺE)

  • 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. 3142

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