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Ottoman-Habsburg Wars (1521-1791)

Images from eight wars fought between 1570 and 1718


Nagikanyzsa, 1600

1600 or later

Letterpress text printed on four pieces of paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 53.1 x 39.9 cm (mount) | RCIN 721107.b

Printed text and key accompanying the view (RCIN 721107.a) of the attack by the Austrian Habsburg army, commanded by Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur (9 September 1558-19 February 1602), on the Turkish-held fortress of Kanizsa on 7 October 1600. Habsburg-Ottoman Wars: The Long War (1591/3-1606).

The view and accompanying text are the first of a set of four (RCINs 721107-721110).

This explanatory text to RCIN 721107.a in four pieces is mounted on one sheet of paper.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Cropped: a six-pointed star

    Condition: one fold line; a rectangle 20.4 x 22.3 cm, perhaps containing further text, has been cut from the bottom right corner. Verso: remains of old guard or mount along left edge

  • 35.5 x 8.4 cm (first sheet)

    6.0 x 17.0 cm (second sheet)

    6.4 x 17.8 cm (third sheet)

    6.3 x 13.4 cm (fourth sheet)

    53.1 x 39.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:


    Additional text:Text of each piece begins:

    [1] [Heading:] EN CETTE IOVRNEE / est representé comme Monseigneur / le Duc de Mercœur Lieutenant / General de l’Empereur, s’achemi- / na pour secourir la Ville de Cani- / se, assiegée par le Turc, & l’ordre / que son Excellence y tint. [The word ‘Octobre’ in the penultimate line is underlined in red.] 

    [2] [Continuation of text 1, begin:] Le lendemain septiéme dudit mois, … [the word ‘septiéme’ is underlined in red.]

    [3] [A key, A-I, L-T, V, to the letters on the view:] Chefs et Troupes des Chrestiens.

    [4] [A key, 1-13, to the view:] Chefs des Turcs, & leurs Troupes.


    George III heading: Canissa 7 Oct. 1600.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 1600; [bottom left, black pencil, erased:] I/10[2]-b. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Canissa Representation of the Imperial Army, commanded by the Duke of Mercœur, coming to the relief of Canissa, besieged by the Turks, on the of Oct.r 1600; with a Description, and a Portrait of the Duke of Mercœur: by Thomas de Leu.

  • Subject(s)

    Nagykanizsa [Canissa; Kanizsa], Zala, Hungary (46°27ʹ12ʺN 16°59ʹ27ʺE)

  • 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. 2762-2765

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024