Francesco Prestino and Giacomo Tensini, engineers at the service of the king of Spain. Fortifications reinforcement, cities drawings

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Tipo di pubblicazione: Articolo in atti di convegno
Tipologia MIUR: Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding) > Contributo in atti di convegno
Titolo: Francesco Prestino and Giacomo Tensini, engineers at the service of the king of Spain. Fortifications reinforcement, cities drawings
Autori: Dameri Annalisa
Autori di ateneo:
Intervallo pagine: pp. 159-166
Tipo di referee: Esperti anonimi
Editore: Editorial publicacions Universitat d'Alacant
ISBN: 9788416724758
Volume:
Titolo del convegno: Fortmed 2017 Defensive architecture of the mediterranean XV to XVIII centuries
Luogo dell'evento: Alicante
Data dell'evento: ottobre 2017
Luogo di pubblicazione: Alicante
Abstract: In the first half of the Seventeenth century, some of the most important and prolific military engineers at the service of Spain focused their attention on the northern Italian peninsula. In particular, interests laid on the border between the State of Milan and the Duchy of Savoy. In few decades, actions of fortification reinforcement of the cities located in the border were undertaken, along with the aggression and the conquest of some Piedmont's obsolete fortresses subsequently reinforced in the walls and the defence aimed at the prevention of a France-Savoy counterattack, after the unsuccessful sieges of Turin and Casale Monferrato (1640). Especially starting from the 1630s, Francesco Prestino stood out as " ingegnere maggiore dell'Esercito di sua maestà nostro signore nel Stato di Milano". In 1633, he was commissioned by Philip IV to draw an atlas of cities of the State of Milan, not yet identified. Teacher of Gaspare Beretta, who will replace him after his death, he was committed to the defence of the cities of the State of Milan during the war that broke out after the death of Vittorio Amedeo I of Savoy and the occupation of Piedmont by the Marquis of Leganés. Active in the newly Spanish fortress of Vercelli, he dealt with the strengthening and the maintenance of the walls signing, in the first half of the 1640s, a series of reports on the conditions of the fortresses of the State of Milan. The documents must be linked to an atlas of drawings preserved in the Biblioteca Nacional de España (already the subject of a contribution in the conference Fortmed 2015) and to a series of drawings dated 1642, preserved in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana of Milan and signed by Giovanni Giacomo Tensini, a military engineer who was also active in Gaspare Beretta's entourage.
Data: 2017
Status: Pubblicato
Lingua della pubblicazione: Italiano
Parole chiave: military engineers cities drawings, seventeenth century fortifications
Dipartimenti (originale): DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design
Dipartimenti: DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design
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    Area disciplinare: Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA
    Data di deposito: 10 Nov 2017 15:32
    Data ultima modifica (IRIS): 10 Nov 2017 15:39:31
    Data inserimento (PORTO): 12 Nov 2017 03:04
    Permalink: http://porto.polito.it/id/eprint/2690952
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