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LATTRÉ, Jean. [Gibraltar attacked in 1782]
Plan du Promontoire, de la Ville et du Port de Gibraltar avec les ouvrages faits depuis le Dernier Siege et les Lignes Construites par Prdre de sa Majesté très Catholique, pour Empescher la communication de Gibraltar avec l'Espagne. Levé nouvellement sur les lieux par l'Ingénieur de la place Paris: Lattré, c.1782. Original colour. 420 x 570mm.
A plan of Gibraltar showing the Spanish Grand Assault of 13th September 1782, when a force of over 60,000 Spanish and French men, eighty ships and ten 'newly invented' floating batteries gathered for attack. 80,000 spectators came to watch but were disappointed. The map shows the position of the floating batteries, with their line of fire onto the British fortifications, although not noting that they were all destroyed in less than three hours of the opening of the assault. The map was originally published without any reference to the assault.
[Ref: 17598]    £850.00 ($1,190 • €961 rates)


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