The Siege of Breda
By VALEGIO, Francesco , 1624

Accampamento dell'essercito Spagnulo, comandato dal Sigr. Marchese Spinola, vicino all città di Breda, nella Provincia di Brabante l'anno 1624

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  • Author: VALEGIO, Francesco
  • Publication place: Venice
  • Publisher: Francesco Valegio
  • Publication date: c.1624.
  • Physical description: Engraved map.
  • Dimensions: 250 by 325mm. (9.75 by 12.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11376


Rare Italian plan of the build-up to the siege of Breda, 1624-1625), depicting the Spanish army, commanded by Ambrogio Spinola taking up position outside the city in August 1624.

Breda was strongly fortified, with a garrison of about seven thousand men. Spinola blockaded the city, and successfully drove off two attempts to relieve the place; finally, after a siege of eleven months, the garrison, commanded by Justin of Nassau surrendered.


  1. Not traced on Worldcat
  2. Leo S. Olschki's catalogue Choix de Livres Anciens Rares et Curieux en Vente à la Librairie Ancienne Leo S. Olschki. 1907, item 1503 lists this plan: "Breda. "Assedio di Bred" fatto dall'esercito Spagnolo sotto il comando del Sig.r Marchese Spinola principiato adi 27 ago sto 1624. Gravure s. cuivre, 29X35 cm. Avec explication. Venetia, Franc. Valesio, vers 1625.".