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Thirty Years War (1618-48)

Maps, prints and letterpress text covering the major battles and sieges of the war


Susa, 1629 (Susa, Piedmont, Italy) 45°08ʹ12ʺN 07°03ʹ29ʺE

1629 or later

Letterpress text in two columns; the r column comprises three pieces of paper, joined; mounted on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 17.3 x 16.4 cm (sheet of left column) | RCIN 722041.c

Printed sheet of text accompanying the map of Susa at RCIN 722041.a. War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631); part of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). See also RCINs 722041.a and b.

  • Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher) [bottom right, following the note addressed ‘AVX LECTEVRS’:] Votre tres-humble & tres-obeyssant serui- / teur MELCHIOR TAVERNIER.


  • Watermark: None visible on text or mount

    Condition: one fold line common to the text and mount; left column of text has two fold lines; the two columns of text have been joined by a piece of blank paper in the centre, pasted to the inside edge of each column of text; 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

  • 17.3 x 16.4 cm (sheet of left column)

    17.4 x 16.6 cm (sheet of right column)

    40.3 x 54.8 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN AV VRAY, TANT DE LA / prinse de la ville de Suze, que des entrees & passages / de Piedmont, deseignees par le commandement / du Roy, par le sieur de Beins Escuyer & Inge- / nieur. / Auec la Carte Topografique depuis Grenoble iusques à Suze, par laquelle on peut / voir la route qu’a tenuë l’Armée du Roy.


    George III heading: Suza 6-13 March 1629.

    Other annotations (Recto) none. (Verso) [on each column of text, black pencil:] D.1.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Suza Plan au vray tant de la prinse de la Ville de Suze (le 7 de Mars 1629) que des entrées et passages de Piedmont: par le S.r de Beins Ing.r ensemble la Relation de tout ce qui s’est passé depuis le depart de Sa Majesté: chez Tavernier.

  • Subject(s)

    Susa, Piedmont, Italy (45°08ʹ12ʺN 07°03ʹ29ʺE)

  • 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. 2887

Page revisions

  • 23 May 2024