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Battle of Bílá Hora, Prague and Rakovnik, 1620

IL VERO DISEGNO DELLA SANGVINOSA BATTAGLIA, / Ouero Giornatta, fatta vltimamente vicino à la Citta di PRAGA, in nome del Imperatore, sotto la / condotta del Sereniss.mo Duca di... 1620 or later

Letterpress text printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 14.9 x 30.7 cm (sheet) | RCIN 721142.b

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Explanatory letterpress text to 721142.a. Thirty Years War (1618-1648).

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; very worn; some repairs made before the text was mounted; no gilt edges

  • 14.9 x 30.7 cm (sheet)

    19.0 x 35.0 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    IL VERO DISEGNO DELLA SANGVINOSA BATTAGLIA, / Ouero Giornatta, fatta vltimamente vicino à la Citta di PRAGA, in nome del Imperatore, sotto la / condotta del Sereniss.mo Duca di Bauiera, contra l’essercito delli Bohemi. A di 9. di Nouembre del Anno passato 1620.

    Additional text:

    [a general precis of the events leading up to the Battle of Bílá Hora, from the meeting of the Bohemian and Imperial armies near Rakovnik on 28 October, to the Imperial success in the battle; followed by a numerical key to each of the four views.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Prague Nov.r 1620.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil, erased:] 1/124; [top left, black pencil:] I/128.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague Disegno della Battaglia, overo Giornatta, fatta ultimamente vicino a la Citta di Praga in nome del Imperatore sotto la condotta del Duca di Baviera, contra l’Essercito delli Bohemi adi 9 di Novembre 1620. (four views on one sheet; with a Description)

  • 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°04ʹN  14°19ʹE)

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

    Rakovnik [Rakonitz], Central Bohemia, Czech Republic (50°06ʹ13ʺN 13°44ʹ00ʺE)

  • 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. 2832

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