Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
La Bataille de Marignan
|Title||La Bataille de Marignan|
Paper sheet to cut out 18 paper figures and to set up the battle at Maginano. The Battle of Marignano was fought during the phase of the Italian Wars (1494–1559) called the War of the League of Cambrai, between France and the Old Swiss Confederacy. It took place in September 1515, near the town today called Melegnano, near Milan. It resulted in a victory for French forces.
It pitted the French army, composed of the best armored lancers and artillery in Europe and led by Francis I, newly crowned king of France and a day past his 21st birthday, against the Old Swiss Confederacy. With Francis were German landsknechts, bitter rivals of the Swiss for fame and renown in war, and his late arriving Venetian allies. The Old Swiss Confederacy was a precursor of the modern state of Switzerland. It was a loose confederation of independent small states (cantons) which formed during the 14th century.
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Dimensions (cm)||36,5 x 35|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )