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

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)

Smolensk, 1633

Explicatio præcipuarum rerum, locorum & / operum in hac figura published 1635

Letterpress text on two sheets on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 12.2 x 36.2 cm (image and sheet of top text) | RCIN 722074.d

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

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

    Andreas Hünefeldt (1581-1666) (print seller)

  • Text: uncertain, cropped: a pot with the letters WSB, three flowers coming out of pot. Mount: cropped, a kneeling figure in shield.

    Condition: text: both panels creased, each with a single tear which occured before mounting; no gilt edges

  • 12.2 x 36.2 cm (image and sheet of top text)

    11.9 x 36.1 cm (image and sheet of bottom text)

    35.0 x 47.7 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Explicatio præcipuarum rerum, locorum & / operum in hac figura. [letterpress key to the letters and numbers on RCIN 722074.a]

    Annotations:

    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.

  • 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)

    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 2951, 2952

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