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Thirty Years War (1618-48)

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


View of the siege of Casale Monferrato, 1628 (Casale Monferrato [Casale], Piedmont, Italy) 45°08ʹ00ʺN 08°27ʹ09ʺE

1629 or later

Engraving; printed in paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type A); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 20.1 x 28.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722034

A high oblique view/map of the first siege of Casale Monferrato, 28 March 1628-16 March 1629. War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-31); part of the Thirty Years War (1618-48). Oriented with west to top.

The town of Giorgio (San Giorgio 45°06ʹ28ʺN 08°24ʹ51ʺE) is shown in the top left of the view. The camp sites of the different nationalities of the Catholic army are written against the camps.

See the notes to RCIN 722031.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)


  • Watermark: Anchor in circle; mount: cropped

    Condition: no fold lines to print; one fold line to mount; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso. Verso: prominent offsetting of a star-shaped fortification, together with the ink framing lines from another image

  • 20.1 x 28.4 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    54.8 x 40.6 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Nuovo dissegno dalla Cittá e cittedella di Casale / Monferrato et delli posti occupati fortificatiōe / fatte dal Campo del Re Cattolico, per l’espugnatione della detta Pazza. [top right, in ornate cartouche]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in title cartouche, a key, 1-10, to the city, citadel and fortifications of Casale, and to the positions of the Spanish army.] 


    George III heading: Casal besieged by Don Gonzales de Cordova, 28 March 1628 – 16 March 1629.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left and below centre, on mount, black pencil:] II/[49]; [below centre, on mount, red pencil:] 1/165.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Casal Dissegno della Citta e Cittedella di Casale Monferrato et delli posti occupati, Fortificatione fatte dal Campo del Re Cattolico per l’Espugnatione della detta Piazza, 1628.

  • Subject(s)

    Casale Monferrato [Casale], Piedmont, Italy (45°08ʹ00ʺN 08°27ʹ09ʺE)

  • 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. 2876

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024