Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark (not visible in every sheet). on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 37.5 x 30.5 cm. The image size is ca. 34.5 x 24 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.8 x 12 inch. The image size is ca. 13.6 x 9.4 inch.
Antique map, titled: ‘Obsidio Bredae perfecta’, it shows (‘Complete siege of Breda’), a map of the Dutch city Breda with its surroundings, during the siege of 1624 in the Eighty Years’ War. It shows the locations of several war camps, as well as natural landmarks. This print originates from the 1629 latin ed. of Herman Hugo’s ‘Obsidis Bredana, sub Ambrosio Spinola’, first published in Antwerp in 1626. English ed. in 1627. This is an eye-witness account of the ten-month siege of the fortress of Breda in 1625 by Spanish forces led by Spinola.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Herman Hugo (1588-1629). He was a Jesuit priest, writer and military chaplain. His is best known for his spiritual emblem book ‘Pia Desideria’. Artist and engraver for this work unknown, to be determined. Published by Balthasar Moretus at the Plantin Press.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Some faint small stains. Two small creases in the bottom margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-BREDA-SIEGE-SPINOLA-FORTIFICATION-REGION-HERMAN HUGO