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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


Smolensk, 1633

Benevolo Lectori Salutem

published 1635

Letterpress text on one sheet of paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 11.8 x 35.5 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722074.c

Accompanying text to the view of Smolensk at RCIN 722074.a. Smolensk War (1632-1634). See also RCINs 722074.b and d.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) (publisher)

    Andreas Hünefeldt (1581-1666) (print seller)

  • Watermark: Text: uncertain, cropped: a pot with the letters WSB, three flowers coming out of pot. Mount: none.

    Condition: text: no fold lines; small paper repair on verso, possibly done at the same time as mounting. Mount: one fold line; no gilt edges. Pressure marks to verso

  • 11.8 x 35.5 cm (image and sheet)

    32.6 x 47.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Benevolo Lectori Salutem. {text begins]


    George III heading: Smolensk 1633.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Smolensk Expugnatio Exercitus Muscovitici Obsidione prementis Urbem Smolenskum ductu Vladislai IV Poloniæ et Sueciæ Regis A.o 1633: per Adolphum Boy, incisa a Salomon Savery, apud G. Blaeu et A. Hunefeldt. 4 tab. cum Descriptione, 1635.

  • Subject(s)

    Smolensk, Russia (54°46ʹ54ʺN 32°02ʹ24ʺE)

  • 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 2950

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024