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Giovanni Battista Falda (1643-78)

Nové Zámky c. 1663

La Famossis.ma Piazza. di NEÜHAVSEL. con sei. Baluardi. cinta. la Piazza. d’una Fossa. daqua sitüata. in. una Palude Alli. Confini di Hongaria Assediata. dá. Turchi. alli tredici. di Agosto. lianno. mille e... 1663 or later

Etching; printed on paper; formerly mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 24.4 x 37.3 cm (image) | RCIN 723119

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A map and high oblique view of Érsekújvár [formerly Neuhausel and now Nové Zámky], held by Habsburg forces, commanded by Count Ádám Forgách (1601-10 June 1681) and besieged in August and September 1663 by the Ottomans, commanded by Grand Vizier Fazil Ahmet Pasha (1635-3 November 1676) who captured the city on 13 September 1663. Oriented with north-north-east to top (compass rose). Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (Fourth Austro-Turkish War) (1663-4).

  • Giovanni Battista Falda (1643-78) (etcher) [bottom left:] Gio. Batta. Falda Mila. Fecit.

    Giovanni Giacomo Rossi (1627-91) (publisher) [bottom right:] Si stampano é Vendono in Roma da Gio. Giacomo Rossi Alla Pace con licen, de Sup.r

  • Watermark: Anchor flanked by the letters L M within an oval

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration to both sides. Verso: remains of mount

  • 23.4 x 37.3 cm (neatline)

    24.4 x 37.3 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    24.9 x 37.7 cm (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    La Famossis.ma Piazza. di NEÜHAVSEL. con sei. Baluardi. cinta. la Piazza. d’una Fossa. daqua sitüata. in. una Palude Alli. Confini di Hongaria Assediata. dá. Turchi. alli tredici. di Agosto. lianno. mille e Seicento sessanta. tre [bottom, below the view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Neuhausel 13 August 1663.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Neuhausel La Piazza di Neuhausel assediata da Turchi alli 13 di Agosto 1663: da G.B. Falda. apresso G.G. 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)

    Nové Zámky [Neuhäusel, Érsekújvár], Nitriansky, Slovakia (47°59ʹ07ʺN 18°09ʹ43ʺE)

  • 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. 2789

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