Paese: Mortara, Lombardy, Italy (45°14ʹ50ʺN 08°44ʹ07ʺE).
A map and high oblique view of Modena, besieged from 3-25 August 1658 by the French under the command of Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena (1610-58). Franco-Spanish War (1635-59). Oriented with south to top (cardinal points).
Etching; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges right and bottom ; Scale: 1:22,000 approx. ; RCIN 723114
Caratteristiche fisiche: Watermark: Map: eagle within crowned circle. Mount: none. Condition: ten fold lines; creased; some foxing and brown coloration to right and bottom edges of mount. Verso: surface dirt along the folds of the left hand side which would have been exposed when the item was folded; foxing to bottom edge. 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
Misure: Scale: 1:22,000 approx. Scale bar: Scala di trecento Passiandti [21 mm =]. 33.3 cm (Height) (platemark) 33.0 x 46.1 cm (neatline) 33.4 x 46.4 cm (sheet) 39.8 x 52.1 cm (mount)Trascrizione: Printed title: DISEGNO DI MORTARA / Assediata dall’ Armi di Sua / Maestá Christianiss.ma / Sotto il commando dell’ / Altezza Sereniss.ma / DIMODANA [top right, in cartouche embellished with baskets and swags of fruit and cornucopia] Additional text: [down right side, in cartouche depicting a curtain hanging on a tasselled cord which forms the top and left borders of the map, a key, A-I, L-T, V, X, Y and 1-84 to the fortifications and regiments.] Annotations: Mortara taken by the Duke of Modena 25 August 1658. Other annotations: (Recto) [along left edge, black pencil, the old heading]. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, partly erased:] III/. George III catalogue entry: Mortara Disegno di Mortara assediata dall’ Armi di S.M. Christianissima sotto il commando del Duca di Modena et preso li 25 Agosto 1658: da Barthelemy Fenis Mutine.Provenienza: From the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano dal Pozzo's collection and added to it; sold by Carlo Antonio's grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762