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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


Siege of Pitigliano, 1643

Piti / gliano e Sora / no

published 1643

Two etchings on two pieces of paper, mounted one above the other on one sheet of paper (Mount Type B); gilt edge, top | 22.0 x 28.8 cm (image and sheet of view) | RCIN 723043

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).

These two prints are designs for the recto and verso of a fan. See also RCINs 723040 and 723046, by Valerio Spada.

  • Valerio Spada (1613-88) (etcher) [bottom centre of top print, to each side of the centre:] Valerio Spada fece

    ? Giovanni Battista Rontini (active 1643-57) (publisher) [bottom centre of key print:] Con Priuilegio di S.A. Ser:ma / Valerio Spada fece / Rontini [bottom centre of key print:]

  • Watermark: Prints: sun within a circle. Mount: None.

    Condition: one fold line to bottom print; pressure marks. Verso: surface dirt; ink stains


  • 22.0 x 28.8 cm (image and sheet of view)

    cropped (platemark of view)

    22.7 x 28.4 cm (image and sheet of dedication and text)

    cropped (platemark of dedication and text)

    51.7 x 35.2 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Piti / gliano e Sora / no [two prints, one above the other: a view of the battle of Pitigliano and, below the key to the letters on the view; top print; top centre, in banderole]


    [top centre of bottom, key, print:] Al Ser. Pripe Mattias di Toscana

    Additional text:

    [bottom print, a key, A-I, L-M, to the letters on the upper print.


    George III heading: Pitigliano 24 Oct. 1643.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Pitigliano A View of the Action of Pitigliano on the of 1643: by Valerio Spada.

  • 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. nos. 3143, 3144

    P.D. Massar, ‘The prints of Valerio Spada – I’, Print Quarterly III, no. 3, 1986, pp. 217-223

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024