Casal dit de St. Vas.

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Article ID EUI4890


Casal dit de St. Vas.


Bird's eye view of the town of Casale Monferrato in Italy. Inset map with the city map of Casale, title loop, two representations of coats of arms and splendid figural staffage in the foreground. Published by I. van der Kloot in The Hague, 1729.


c. 1729


Dumont (1667-1727)

Jean Dumont Baron de Carlscroon (1667-1727) was a French publicist, artist and engraver.

Historical Description

Casale Monferrato: The bishop of Asti, Sant'Evasio, named the small village Casale (after the Italian word for country house). The first written mention of the name dates back to 988. After Charlemagne donated the village to the Church of Vercelli, it regained its freedom under the rule of Frederick Barbarossa. In 1215 it was successively sacked by the troops of Vercelli, Alessandria and Milan, then rebuilt and fortified five years later. From 1305 it was dominated by the Palaiologi, and in 1474 the settlement obtained the status of town. As a result of the treaty concluded between France and Spain in 1559, within the framework of the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis, the town came under the rule of the Gonzaga family from Mantua, who made Casale a fortress. During the War of the Mantuan Succession (1629-1631), French troops entered Casale; Spanish troops besieged the town and the fortress in 1629 and 1630. In the War of the Spanish Succession, Duke Ferdinando Carlo of Gonzaga-Nevers sided with France; Emperor Joseph I then declared treason against the Empire, confiscated the part of the Duchy of Montferrat that remained with the House of Gonzaga, including Casale, in 1708, and transferred it to the House of Savoy in 1713.

Place of Publication The Hague
Dimensions (cm)46 x 52 cm
ConditionSome restoration at centerfold
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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