Eigentlicher Abriss der berühmten Nieder-Ungarischen Stadt und Vestung Sigeth welche von dem Herrn Graven Serin als das rechte Serunische Stammhaus dieser Tagen belägert auch allberit durch die Teutschen Gottlob erobert hat
Birds-eye view print shows view of the city and fortress of Sigeth (Szigetvár) in Hungary held by Turkish forces in 1664. Miklós Zrínyi (Nikola Zrinski) commanded forces to siege this fortress from the Turks on his way to destroy the bridge at Osijek (Esseck). The site was also the location of a battle made famous by Zrinsyi's grandfather who defended the fortress against the Turks during the Siege of Szigetvár in 1566. Includes views of fortifications, the swampy area around the town, soldiers, encampments and the Trab river. Elements in print are labeled A-F and are identified in descriptive key below the image in the middle of the print.
Title from caption above image.
Three columns of explanatory text in German below the image relate the history of the original siege of the city in 1555 up until events in 1664.
Reference copy in LOT 4601, no. 107.
Illustration in: Hauslab Album, plate 107.
Original album; Purchase; 1950.
Formerly: PR13 CN1950:R01. Originals were housed in blind-tooled morocco album 11 x 17 in. Original binding in P&P Suppl. Archives.