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Ottoman-Habsburg Wars (1521-1791)

Images from eight wars fought between 1570 and 1718


Nagikanyzsa, 1600

1600 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper, mount cropped (Mount Type B?) | 41.0 x 57.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 721109.a

A view of the retreat of the Imperial Habsburg army from Nagykanizsa, 12 and 13 October 1600. Ottoman-Habsburg Wars: The Long War (1591/3-1606). See RCIN 721109.b for the accompanying text.

The Imperial army, outgunned by the Turks, and at a disadvantage in the marshy terrain which surrounded the town of Nagykanizsa, gave up their attempt to dislodge the Turks.

See the notes to RCINs 721107.a, b.

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

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Trefoil on long stalk between two feathers, on base with two scrolls below

    Condition: one fold line; 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. Verso: remains of Mount Type B?; no gilt edges

  • 41.0 x 57.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Printed title:



    George III heading: Retreat of the Imperial Army from Canissa in the night of the and Oct.r 1600.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right centre, brown ink, a monogram:] W[B].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Canissa Representation of the Retreat of the Imperial Army from the Town of Canissa in the night of the and of October 1600, and the pursuit of the Turks: with a Description.

  • 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. 2769

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024