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Homann's Heirs (1724-1848)

Secchia River, Quistello and Battle of Guastalla, 1734

ENTWURFF der von denen Kayserl. d. 15. Sept. 1734. so unvermuthet als glücklichen Passage uber die / Secchia in der Lombardie, u. der daselbst u. zu Quistello in die Flucht getriebenen... published 1735

Etching and engraving; two maps, one above the other on one copperplate; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: not stated | RCIN 727063

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Two maps of the country between Piacenza and Mirandola, showing the situation of Guastalla, the camps of the French and Imperial armies, and the Battle of Guastalla, fought on 19 September 1734 between the combined armies of France and Sardinia, commanded by the Duke of Savoy Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701-73) and François-Marie de Broglie, 1st duc de Broglie (1671-1745), and the Austrian Habsburg army commanded by Field Marshal Lothar Joseph Dominik Graf von Königsegg-Rothenfels (1673-1751) and Frederick Louis of Württemberg-Winnental (1690-1734), resulting in a French-Sardinian victory. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with north to top.

  • Homann's Heirs (1724-1848) (publisher) [Top map: top, following on from titles:] von zuversichtl. Hand verzeichnet und ans Tags Licht gegeben / von Homannischen Erben. 1735, Cum Privilegio Caes. // Dato in luce dagli Eredi del quondam Dottor Homanno. Con Privil.

    [Bottom map, top, following on from titles:] von wahrer Hand verzeichnet, / und edirt von Homannl. Erben. Cum Privil. // Dato in luce dagli Eredi del quondam Dottor Homan[n]o.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: coat of arms, shield, crown above, initials below

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated

    52.7 x 42.9 cm (image)

    27.4 x 43.0 cm (image of top map)

    25.3 x 43.0 cm (image of bottom map)

    54.8 x 44.5 cm (platemark)

    59.8 x 50.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    ENTWURFF der von denen Kayserl. d. 15. Sept. 1734. so unvermuthet als glücklichen Passage uber die / Secchia in der Lombardie, u. der daselbst u. zu Quistello in die Flucht getriebenen Gallo-Sardinische / Armée. // DISEGNO del non men’ improviso, che felice PASSAGGIO, che fecero i Soldati imperiali / di là della Secchia, nella Lombardia, Seguito li 15. Settembre dell’ anno 1734. e come questi die- / dero la fuga appresso Quistello all’armata Gallo-Sarda, o sia agli Alliati Francesi, e Savojardi. [top of first map]

    Printed title:

    Accurater Entwurff der bey Guastalla in der Lombardie nach vorhero von Kayserlicher Seits / beschehenen Uberfall u. Wegjagung der Franzosen von Quistello u. der Secchia zwischen beeden feindl. / Arméen d. 19. Oct. 1734. vorgegangenen blutigen Action … // Acuratissimo Disegno della sanguinosa battaglia seguita li 19. Ottobre dell’ anno 1734. / appresso Guastalla nella Lombardia tra gl’Imperiali e gli Alliati Francesi e Savojardi / dopo che questi erano dai primi stati assaliti e cacciati dalla Secchia, e da Quistello, … [top of second map]

    Additional text of top map:

    [bottom of map, in cartouche representing a banner, in German and Italian, a key, A-I, K, to the camps, positions and movements of the two armies.]

    Additional text of bottom map:

    [bottom of map, in cartouche representing a banner, in German and Italian, a key, A-I, K-P, to the camps, positions and movements of the two armies.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Passage of the Secchia 15 Sept.r and Battle of Guastalla 19 Sept.r 1734.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [left margin, centre, red ink:] Sept.; [right margin, centre, red ink, a correction to the printed date which reads ‘Ottobre’:] Settembre. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] 1734; [top right, black pencil:] 13; [right centre, black pencil:] 19; [top, centre, red pencil:] 19.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Guastalla Disegno del Passaggio che fecero i Soldati Imperiali di la della Secchia nella Lombardia seguito li 15 Settembre 1734, e come questi diedero la fuga appresso Quistello all’Armata Gallo-Sard, o sia agli Alliati Francesi e Savoyardi. Disegno della Battaglia seguita li 19 Sett.re 1734 appresso Guastalla tra gl’Imperiali e gli Alliati Francesi e Savoyardi dopo che questi erano dai primi stati assalite e cacciati dalla Secchia e da Quistello: dagli Eredi di Homanno.

  • 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)

    Secchia River, Lombardy, Italy (45°04ʹ00ʺN 11°00ʹ00ʺE)

    Quistello, Lombardy, Italy (45°00ʹ20ʺN 10°58ʹ56ʺE)

    Guastalla, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°54ʹ47ʺN 10°39ʹ39ʺE)