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Siege of Milan, 1734

MAYLAND, die Haupt-Stadt des Herzogthumbs gleiches Nahmens, nebst beygefügten / Plans der übrigen... dated 1734

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. | RCIN 727043

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A map of the siege by Charles Emanuel III of Savoy (1701-73) of Milan in the winter of 1733-4 leading to the capitulation of the Austrian garrison, together with small plans of surrounding fortified towns. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with north to top.

Charles Emmanuel supported the French who, in turn, were promoting Stanislas Leszczynski, the father-in-law of Louis XV, as the rightful claimant to the Polish throne. The other claimant was Augustus III of Saxony, who was supported by Austria and Russia.
 

A map of the siege by Charles Emanuel III of Savoy (1701-73) of Milan in the winter of 1733-4 leading to the capitulation of the Austrian garrison, together with small plans of surrounding fortified towns. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with north to top.

Charles Emmanuel supported the French who, in turn, were promoting Stanislas Leszczynski, the father-in-law of Louis XV, as the rightful claimant to the Polish throne. The other claimant was Augustus III of Saxony, who was supported by Austria and Russia.
 

  • Homann's Heirs (1724-1848) (publisher)

  • Watermark: Indistinct, a coat of arms in crowned shield, the letter H below?

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

  • Scale: not stated. Scale bar [45 mm =] no value given. 1:10,000 approx.

    48.7 x 56.9 cm (image)

    49.2 x 57.6 cm (platemark)

    47.8 x 56.0 cm (neatline)

    52.7 x 61.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    MAYLAND, die Haupt-Stadt des Herzogthumbs gleiches Nahmens, nebst beygefügten / Plans der übrigen fürnehmsten Mayländischen Vestungen, edirt und zu / finden in der Homännischen Officin Anno 1734. [top, in banner or scroll]

    Printed title:

    Pianta del Castello di MILANO / e suoi Attacchi cominciati li 15 Dec. 1733. [top centre, in banner, below German title]

    Additional text:

    [bottom centre, in ornate cartouche decorated with leaves and strapwork, with the coat of arms of the Visconti of Milan depicting the biscione, a serpent giving birth to a human, a short account of the geography and history of Milan. Text begins:] MAYLAND lieget in einer Ebene zwischen den Flüssen Tesino u. Adda …

    Insets: [top left:] Pianta di PIZZIGHITONE / e Gera e suoi attacchi / Seguiti l’anno 1733 / li 18 Novemb. [With a key, 1-12, to the ‘Attachi’ and A-I, K, L, N-T, V, X, and I-VI ‘Per Gera’:] Dichiarazione per Pizzighitone & Gera. Scale: not stated. Size: greatest dimensions: 15.5 x 13.5 cm (neatline).

    [centre left:] La Citta di / VALENZA. [With a key, a-i, k, l]. Scale: 1:13,250 approx. [based on pertiche modenese]. Scale bar: Pertiche [18 mm = 75]. Size: 8.6 x 12.2 cm (neatline).

    [bottom left:] MANTUA. Scale: 1:21,052 approx. Scale bar: Canna di 200. pertiche [38 mm = 400]. Size: 12.8 x 16.8 cm (neatline).

    [top right:] NOVARA. Scale: not stated. Size: 10.2 x 11.9 cm (neatline).

    [right centre:] LODI. Scale: not stated. Size: 7.5 x 8.0 cm (neatline).

    [right centre:] TORTONA. Scale: not stated. Size: 7.2 x 8.0 cm (neatline).

    [bottom right:] MORTARA. Scale: scale bar: Teses [22 mm = 100]. Size: 8.6 x 11.2 cm (neatline).

    [bottom right:] Il Piano del Prospetto del Castello di Milano. [With a key, A-I, K-T, V, X.] Scale: not stated. Size: 13.5 x 17.0 cm (neatline).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: The Castle of Milan taken by the Allies 30 Dec.r 1733.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, erased:] 1733; [top right, black pencil:] 38; [bottom right, black pencil:] H8; [bottom right, black pencil:] 11; [bottom right, ink, over ‘H8’:] H B; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 17; [centre, right, red pencil:] 17; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Milan.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Milan A Plan of Milan with the Attacks of the Castle taken by the Allies the 30.th Dec.r 1733: with Plans of Pizzighitone Valenza, Mantua, Novara, Lodi, Tortona, Mortara and the Castle of Milan: published by Homan, 1734.

  • 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)

    Milan, Lombardy, Italy (45°27'51"N 09°11'22"E)

    Lodi, Lombardy, Italy (45°18ʹ48ʺN 09°30ʹ10ʺE)

    Mantova, Lombardy, Italy (45°09'37"N 10°47'52"E

    Mortara, Lombardy, Italy (45°14ʹ50ʺN 08°44ʹ07ʺE)

    Novara, Piedmont, Italy (45°26ʹ26ʺN 08°37ʹ00ʺE)

    Pizzighettone, Lombardy, Italy (45°11ʹ20ʺN 09°47ʹ23ʺE)

    Tortona, Piedmont, Italy (44°53ʹ52ʺN 08°51ʹ49ʺE)

    Valenza, Piedmont, Italy (45°00ʹ50ʺN 08°38ʹ29ʺE)