Extra Illustrated in an early Hand
Rare separately published view of the Siege of Neuhäusel (Nové Zámky / Érsekújvár) during the Turkish War , published by Stefano Scolari.
The view shows the bombardment of the city and the Turkish camps around the city.
A number of extra soldiers and horsemen are drawn on either side of the Nitra River in an early hand.
Siege of Érsekújvár
The siege of Érsekújvár also known as the siege of Neuhäusel occurred in 1663 when Grand Vizier Fazil Ahmed Pasha leading the Ottoman Turks invaded Habsburg Hungary and captured the Hungarian fortress at Érsekújvár or Nové Zámky in southern Slovakia.
Fazıl Ahmet Pasha decided to march to Érsekújvár, which was then a major fort. It was fortified and in the 16th century the Turks had tried several times to capture it in vain. Before the army reached to Érsekújvár on August 7, 1663, the commander of Érsekújvár Ádám Forgách tried to raid the Ottoman camp, but this attempt was disastrous for the Austrians.
The siege began in August and the fort was captured on September 13, 1663. According to the treaty of surrender, the residents of Érsekújvár were given free passage to Austria and a letter was written to the Austrian government to certify that the fort was defended bravely.
Fazıl Ahmet Pasha went on to capture Nógrád in Northern Hungary. Uyvar and the neighboring area was declared a seat of beylerbey, as the Uyvar Eyalet (Turkish: Uyvar Beylerbeyliği) of the Ottoman Empire. Subsequent clashes in the winter of 1663-1664 and in 1664 resulted in the Peace of Vasvár.
Stefano Scolari was active between 1644 and 1687. He was a designer, engraver and editor from Brescia, although he practiced his trade in Venice. His shop, in S. Zulian under the sign of the Three Virtues, was one of the best known in seventeenth-century Venice. He engraved, printed, and traded in prints, particularly, maps. He specialized in the re-issue of important maps including Gastaldi's map of Lombardy and the 12-sheet map of Italy by Greuter.