COLLIGNON, Francesco (fl. 1640s engraver). Disegno e Pianta della Citta e Fortezza di Casal nel Monferrato. Rome: 1681. Engraved bird's-eye view of Monferrato on a Royal sheet, 385 x 550mm (engraving 242 x 440mm. Includes the whole of Casal Monferrato and the Cittadella, as well as surrounding fields and hills. (Light browning.)
A fine clear impression of the city and its site on the banks of the river Po. The severity of the fortications and the plethora towers and spires is set against its Piedmont landscape.
ANONYMOUS. Eigentliche Delineation der Spanischen Belegerug vor Vercelli gelegen in Piemont. [Germany: not before 1638]. Engraved bird's-eye view of Vercelli on a cut-down single sheet, 242 x 308mm. Title in banner, key in strapwork cartouche, manuscript addition on outside lower border.
An attractive bird's-eye view of the siege of Vercelli in the year 1638 during the Franco-Habsburg wars, detailing the fortifications, the bastions, the ramparts and showing the final attack of 6 July.
ANONYMOUS. Regio oder Landschafft, darin jetziger Zeit der Krieg in Italien gegen Genua blet ... Abriss der vortrefflichen mächtigen Statt Genua. [Germany: not before 1625]. Engraved map of Piedmont and Lombardy and bird's-eye view of Genoa on a cut-down single sheet, 330 x 305mm. (Trimmed to platemark on right-hand side, very light staining.)
A detailed map of north-western Italy, covering an area stretching from the Ligurian coast to the Alps, together with an attractive view of Genoa as seen from the sea showing the harbour and of the surrounding hills. (3)