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

Giacomo Monti (active 1642-82)

Siege of Pontelagoscuro, 1643

DICHIARATIONE / Del Disegno del Ponte di Lagoscuro 1643 or later

Letterpress text on nine pieces of paper, joined to form three columns of text (two columns of four pieces); mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 39.0 x 8.9 cm (sheet of left column) | RCIN 723033.b

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Letterpress text accompanying the map of the siege of Pontelagoscuro, 1643 (see RCIN 723033.a). First War of Castro (1641-1644).

  • Giacomo Monti (active 1642-82) (publisher) [at end of text:] IN BOLOGNA, per Giacomo Monti. / Con licenza de’ Superiori.

  • Watermark: Text: none. Mount: 5-pointed crown with 6-pointed star above.

    Condition: text: two fold lines. Mount: one fold line

  • 39.0 x 8.9 cm (sheet of left column)

    11.9 x 9.5 cm (sheet of central column)

    39.5 x 9.0 cm (sheet of right column)

    40.1 x 31.2 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    DICHIARATIONE / Del Disegno del Ponte di Lagoscuro.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Lagoscuro 29 August - 3 September 1643.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lagoscuro A Plan of Ponte di Lagoscuro besieged by the Venetians from the 29.th of August to the 3.d of Sept.r 1643. 8 small sheets. with a Description, published by Giacomo Monti.

  • 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)

    Pontelagoscuro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°52ʹ49ʺN 11°36ʹ25ʺE)

  • 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. 3129-3124

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