Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635) with Abraham Bosse (French, 1604-1676) and Michel Lasne (French, 1590-1667). Large etching titled "Obsidio Rupellae" depicting the siege of La Rochelle, ca. 1628-1631. Complete set of sixteen plates framed together to depict a battle scene bordered with cartouches. The central scene depicts an aerial or bird's eye view of the battle framed by panels bearing descriptions, additional scenes in cartouches, and portraits. Callot etched the central scene and two of the smaller scenes in the border while Lasne and Bosse, and possibly Israel Henriet (French, 1590-1661), etched the portraits and the remaining border.
Unframed; height: 56 1/2 in x width: 65 in. Framed; height: 58 in x width: 66 1/4 in x depth: 1 1/4 in.
There is heavy toning and uneven discoloration throughout all the prints. Areas of foxing and small stains throughout. There is undulation to the sheets. The sheets have been framed together to form one large map. There are creases throughout. Wear to the frame, framed under plexiglass. Due to the nature of the framing, this has not been inspected out of frame.
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