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A woodcut showing the Emperor Maximilian in a triumphal chariot.
This large woodcut, over 2 metres in length, was originally planned as part of a huge printed frieze. The work, undertaken by a team of designers and woodblock cutters, was to show a triumph
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View of the siege of Montauban, 1621 (Montauban, Midi-Pyrénées, France) 44°01ʹ00ʺN 01°21ʹ00ʺE

published by Giacomo Mascardi for Giuseppe de' Rossi, Rome, 1621

RCIN 722004.a

Cassiano dal Pozzo collected some 500 prints of European battles and sieges, many with accompanying letterpress, which were later incorporated into George III's collection of military maps. This map and the accompanying letterpress give an account (for a Roman audience) of the ongoing siege of the city of Montauban in southern France by the forces of Louis XIII, during the Huguenot revolt of 1621. The city held out and the siege was abandoned after three months.

  • watermark:
    Indistinct device with fleur-de-lys in a shield

    Old heading: Montauban 1621. Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil:] 1621. (Verso) none.

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