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

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)

Smolensk, 1633

ICONICA REPRÆSENTATIO SMOLENSCENSIS OBSIDIONIS, DEDITIQUE POST EAM SOLUTAM, / ET VERE SUB JUGUM MISSI VALIDISSIMI EXERCITVS MOSCOVITICI … Vilnentis Palatini Lithua- … NOBILISSIMI VERO, ET AMPLISSIMI SENATUS POPULIQUE GEDANENSIS... published 1635

Letterpress title panel on six pieces of paper, joined to form two title strips; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 16.7 x 109.7 cm (image and sheet of top text) | RCIN 722074.b

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Accompanying text to the view of Smolensk at RCIN 722074.a. Smolensk War (1632-1634). See also RCINs 722074.c 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: cropped, a kneeling figure in shield.

    Condition: text: each strip with fold and crease lines; heavily repaired, possibly at the time of mounting; top strip torn and cut at right fold line; brown discoloration to text and mount; no gilt edges

  • 16.7 x 109.7 cm (image and sheet of top text)

    6.4 x 99.7 cm (image and sheet of bottom text)

    34.7 x 47.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    ICONICA REPRÆSENTATIO SMOLENSCENSIS OBSIDIONIS, DEDITIQUE POST EAM SOLUTAM, / ET VERE SUB JUGUM MISSI VALIDISSIMI EXERCITVS MOSCOVITICI … Vilnentis Palatini Lithua- … NOBILISSIMI VERO, ET AMPLISSIMI SENATUS POPULIQUE GEDANENSIS, CLEMENTISSIMI REGIS SUI … est anno M DC XXXV.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Smolensk 1633.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, erased:] Smolensk. (Verso) 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 2948, 2949

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