Paese: Gaeta, Latium, Italy (41°12'50''N 13°34'14''E).
A view of the siege of Gaeta, 7 July-30 September 1707, by the Imperial army, commanded by Count Wirich Philipp von Daun (1669-1741). War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). This is one of 52 views and plans of sieges and battles of the War of the Spanish Succession which were engraved by Corvinus, after Decker’s drawings and paintings which were published by Wolff in Repræsentatio belli, ob successionem in regno Hispanico auspiciis trium potentiss, sometime around 1720. The date of ca 1720 is given in the BL catalogue entry for this work, which is at BL 651.b.12.(1.) See http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/fwhb/decker1715 (visited 17 June 2016).Additional text: [below title, an account of the siege:] Ohnerachtet sich die Haup Statt Neapolis samt Selbigem ganzen Königreich d.7. Iul. / Ao. 1707, an die Truppen Caroli III...Condition: one fold line: torn at right edge; brown staining. Verso: remains of guard.
Etching and engraving; printed on paper ; 42.4 x 36.6 cm (image) ; RCIN 725096.b
Caratteristiche fisiche: Watermark: Indistinct: coat of arms? Condition: one fold line: torn at right edge; brown staining. Verso: remains of guard
Misure: 41.6 x 36.6 cm (neatline) 42.4 x 36.6 cm (image) 43.4 x 37.6 cm (platemark) 44.8 x 38.2 cm (sheet)Trascrizione: Printed title: Gewaltthätige Eroberung der Vestung GAETA. [in a cartouche, bottom of view, surmounted by the monogram of Charles III and the figures of Neptune and a river goddess, holding a bullrush in her left hand, and dangling a miniature portrait of, perhaps, Charles III in her right hand] Additional text: [below title, an account of the siege:] Ohnerachtet sich die Haup Statt Neapolis samt Selbigem ganzen Königreich d.7. Iul. / Ao. 1707, an die Truppen Caroli III... Annotations: George III heading: Gaeta 7 July 1707. Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] 19. George III catalogue entry: Gaeta Gewalthatige Eroberung der Vestung Gaeta an die Trouppen Caroli III, 7 Julii 1707: von Decker, gestochen von Corvinus.Provenienza: Probably 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)