Pamphlet, originally in 8vo., but since being disbound it has been pasted onto 4to. paper contemporary with original, pp. 4, with a folding copper-engraved map of Pizzighettone and Gera. V. scarce, all the more for including the map. Pages foxed/stained; otherwise in good condition. A relation of the siege and surrender of Pizzighettone and the neighbouring fort of Gera, the first major military engagement of the northern Italian campaigns of the War of the Polish Succession. Troops from France and the Kingdom of Sardinia began blockading the Habsburg Milanese fortress at Pizzighettone on 11 November 1733, commencing siege operations on 15 November. On 30 November the commander of the Austrian garrison negotiated a capitulation in which he promised to withdraw toward Mantua on 9 December if no relief arrived. As no reinforcements appeared by that time, the fortress’ garrison withdrew with full honors on 9 December. Text in Italian.
Relazione Dell’Assedio, e della Resa di Gera, e del Forte di Pizzighettone.
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