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Battle of Bílá Hora and Prague, 1620 1620 or later

Letterpress text, probably originally printed in four columns side by side, now cut into four, and joined in one vertical column | 42.0 x 15.7 cm (sheet) | RCIN 721141.d

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Explanatory letterpress text to RCIN 721141.c. Thirty Years War (1618-1648).

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; no gilt edges

  • 42.0 x 15.7 cm (sheet)

    42.6 x 19.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    [No title; text begins:] CVm, vt in prima topographiæ tabula demonstratum / est, hostis ex eminenti loco pulsus se in alium eminenti- / orem ad vallum recepisset, ibique aciem …

    Additional text:

    [following on from text, a key, A-I, K, to the disposition of the troops and a further key, 1-57, to the named regiments, or commanders of regiments of the Imperial and Bavarian armies, or general identification of troops and some points of note:] Legionum Cohortium & turmarum du- / ctores, Tribuni & Praefecti. 

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Prague Nov.r 1620.

    Other annotaitons: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague Delineationes Aciei et Pugnæ ad Pragam Factæ 7 Novembris 1620, tabulis quatuor expressæ: per Raph. Sadeler: cum Descriptionibus.

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); 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)

    Bílá Hora, near Prague, Czech Republic (50°05ʹ00ʺN  14°20ʹ00ʺE)

    Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic (50°05'16"N 14°25'14"E)

  • 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. 2826

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