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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anthoni de Groot en Zoonen (active 1747-51)

Genoa, 1747

PLAN DE L'ENCEINTE / DE LA / VILLE DE GENES / AVEC SES ENVIRONS, / Et les Postes que l'Armée Impériale occupoit devant cette Ville / le 16 Avril 1747, // GRONDTEIKENING / VAN DEN OMTREK / DER STAD GENUA / MET HAARE OMMELANDEN, / En... 1747

Etching and engraving with letterpress text; printed on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 730087

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A map of the Austrian siege of Genoa, April-June 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

A view of three ships, presumably sailing on the Ligurian Sea, is engraved below the map. The map shows in outline only the walls of the city, and the positions of the besieging troops concentrated in the hinterland, principally between the rivers Polsevera and Bisagno. The Austrians had previously captured Genoa, but had been expelled from it in December 1746 by a revolt of the inhabitants. The second attempt by the Austrians, commanded by Count Schulenberg, to take the city by siege, which began in April 1747, was abandoned after the arrival of their Sardinian allies, commanded by General Pallavicini, in June, in the face of the advent of a strong French relief force under the command of Marshal Belle-Isle and General Las Minas. Another copy of this map, not K.Mil., is at RCIN 712529.

  • Anthoni de Groot en Zoonen (active 1747-51) (publisher) [top, following on from titles:] Levé sur les lieux par un Ingenieur Autrichien. // Ter plaatse zelf opgenomen door een Oostenryks Ingenieur.
    [bottom, below map:] A LA HAYE, / Chez ANTOINE DE GROOT, ET FILS, / MDCCXLVII. // IN's GRAVENHAGE, / By ANTHONI DE GROOT, EN ZOONEN, / MDCCXLVII.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: bottom, right of centre: water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated

    32.9 x 41.3 cm (neatline)

    49.3 x 57.5 cm (image)

    50.5 x 58.4 cm (sheet; platemark cropped)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DE L'ENCEINTE / DE LA / VILLE DE GENES / AVEC SES ENVIRONS, / Et les Postes que l'Armée Impériale occupoit devant cette Ville / le 16 Avril 1747, // GRONDTEIKENING / VAN DEN OMTREK / DER STAD GENUA / MET HAARE OMMELANDEN, / En de Posten welke de Keizerlyke Armée den 16 April 1747 / voor die Stad bezet hieldt, [top, across top of map in rectangular panel, in French and Dutch, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [left, down left side of map, a key in French, A-I, K-T, V, X-Z and a-i, k-t, v, x, to the topographical and military features on the map:] EXPLICATION. [Right, down right side of map, the same key in Dutch:] UITLEGGING.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Genoa 16 April 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right, black pencil, a calculation: 28 multiplied by 3/84; right centre, red pencil:] 53.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Genoa Plan de l'Enceinte de la Ville de Genes avec ses Environs et les Postes que l'Armée Imperiale occupoit devant cette Ville le 16 Avril 1747: chez de Groot, 1747.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Genoa (Liguria, Italy) 44°24'22"N 08°56'01"E

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