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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


View of La Rochelle, 1627-8 (La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France) 46°10ʹ00ʺN 01°09ʹ00ʺW

published 1628

Engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top and right | 20.3 x 28.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722027

A high oblique view/map of La Rochelle, besieged by the French Catholic army, commanded by Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu (9 September 1585-4 December 1642) and defended by Benjamin de Rohan, duc de Soubise (1580-1642), from September 1627 to the capitulation of the city on 28 October 1628. Huguenot Rebellions or Rohan Wars (1627-9). Oriented with north to top.

This print is an Italian re-engraving, reduced, of Melchior Tavernier’s view/map which is at RCIN 722026.a. See the notes to RCINs 722026.a, b.

  • Anonymous (engraver) [top right, below key:] Intagliata in Parigi E rintagliata / in Roma.


  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this map/print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 20.3 x 28.9 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    23.7 x 40.5 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:


    Additional text:

    [a key, 1-29 and AA-DD, to the military features on the view is top left and top right; title top left:] SEGVITA LA TAVOLA PER TROVARE LA / COSA PIV SEGNALATA NELLA PRESENTA FIGVRA.


    George III heading: Rochelle 1628.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 1628. (Verso) [top left, on mount, black pencil, erased:] Rochelle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rochelle A small Plan of the Siege of Rochelle in 1628.

  • Subject(s)

    La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°10ʹ00ʺN 01°09ʹ00ʺW)

  • 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. 2867

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024