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Images from eight wars fought between 1570 and 1718

Giovanni Battista De Rossi (c. 1601-1678)

Battle of Mogersdorf, 1664

Vittoria auta dall’ Ecc.mo Sigre Generale Marescal Montecucoli Contro al primo Visir al fiume Rab l’anno 1664 1664 or later

Engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 22.3 x 31.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723127.a

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A middle to high oblique view of the Battle of St Gotthard (also known as the Battle of Mogersdorf), fought on 1 August 1664 by the combined forces of the League of the Rhine (France and the Holy Roman Empire) and Piedmont Savoy, commanded by Raimondo, Count of Montecúccoli (1609-80), Jean de Coligny-Saligny (1617-86) and Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck (1620-92) against the Ottoman army, commanded by Köprülüzade Fazil Ahmed Pasha (1635-76), resulting in a victory for the League of the Rhine. Oriented with north to top. Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (Fourth Austro-Turkish War) (1663-4).

Another print, very similar in content and design but in German, was published in Vienna [1664 or later] by Matthäus Lorenz Leopold Ultzmayer (Digitales Archiv Marburg HstAM WHK 1/18). It is possible that 723126.a is a copy of the Austrian print. See the copy in the Digitales Archive Marburg (last accessed 2 December 2017).

  • Giovanni Battista Dé Rossi (c. 1601-1678) (printer) [bottom right:] Si stampa in Nauona da / Gio · Batta · de Rossi / Sup. lic.

  • Watermark: Map: anchor flanked by the letters L M within a circle. Mount: none.

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration; small water-stained patches; small wormholes across print

  • 22.3 x 31.4 cm (image and sheet) (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    24.8 x 35.3 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Vittoria auta dall’ Ecc.mo Sigre Generale Marescal Montecucoli Contro al primo Visir al fiume Rab l’anno 1664 [across top of print]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Raab 1 August 1664.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, cropped:] IV. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Raab Vittoria auta dal Marescal Montecucoli contro al primo Visir al Fiume Rab, 1 Agosto 1664: da G.B. de Rossi.

  • From the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano dal Pozzo's collection and added to it; 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)

    Mogersdorf, Burgenland, Austria (46°56ʹ57ʺN 16°13ʹ56ʺE)

    Szentgotthàrd (Szentgotthàrd [St Gotthard], Vas, Hungary (46°57ʹ09ʺN 16°16ʹ25ʺE)

  • 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. 3249

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