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Other 17th-century conflicts

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


View of the Battle of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré and La Rochelle, 1625 (Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France) 46°12ʹ11ʺN 01°22ʹ02ʺW; (Île de Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France) 46°12ʹ00ʺN 01°25ʹ

1625 or later

Etching and engraving; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper, then joined; formerly mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 49.0 x 63.3 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722018.a

A middle/high oblique view/map of the second day of the naval Battle of Saint-Martin de Ré, fought on 16 September 1625. (See RCIN 722017 for further details.) Huguenot Rebellions or Rohan Wars (1625). Oriented with north to top.

The scale of the depiction of the land appears to be quite large and the numerous salt pans are shown in justaposition to the vineyards and arable land (shown by parallel lines) on the island. The letters on the map are explained in the accompanying separate letterpress text (see RCIN 722018.b).

  • After? Charles Leber (draughtsman)

    ? Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher)


  • Watermark: Bunch of grapes

    Condition: nine fold lines; creased. Verso: surface dirt; remains of reused Mount Type A

  • 49.0 x 63.3 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    49.0 x 34.3 cm (image of left plate)

    49.0 x 14.7 cm (image of right plate)

  • Printed title:

    LE GRAND COMBAT OV MONSIEVR / DE MONTMORANCY ADMIRAL DE FANCE [sic] / continua sa victoire sur les Huguenots Rebelles deuant / sainct Martin de Ré. / DEVXIESME IOVRNEE. [no title on print; title on separate letterpress text]

    Additional text:

    [see RCIN 722018.b for a description of the separate accompanying letterpress text.]


    George III heading: Naval Engagement off the Island of  16 Sep. 1625.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 1/145 [and, black pencil:] II/6.

    George III catalogue entry:

     Le Grand Combat ou l’Admiral de Montmorancy continua sa victoire sur les Huguenots Rebelles devant S.t Martin de Re (le 16 de 1625) par Ducarlo Ing.r chez Tavernier. 2 feuilles. [The same entry appears under the heading Naval Engagement]

  • Subject(s)

    Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°12ʹ11ʺN 01°22ʹ02ʺW)

    Île de Ré, Poitou-Charentes, France (46°12ʹ00ʺN 01°25ʹ00ʺE)

    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. 2854

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024