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LETH, Andries de. [Dutch broadsheet of the Anglo-Spanish War, 1727-9.]
Niew en Seer Naw Keurig Corecte Plan van Gibraltar... Amsterdam, Andries & Hendrick de Leth, 1727. 410 x 575mm plus separate letterpress sheet. Narrow margins, repairs to folds.
A rare broadsheet map published to illustrate accounts of the 1727 Anglo-Spanish War. The largest map shows the siege of Gibraltar, dedicated to Lord Portmore who, as governor of Gibraltar from 1713-20, had greatly improved the defences of the fortress. Underneath are: a plan of the Blockade of Porto Bello in Panama, in which the British didn't fire a shot but lost three-quarters of their men to disease; the Strait of Gibraltar; and a plan of Cartagena, the Spanish naval base.The letterpress text contains a key to the Gibraltar map in French and Dutch and a description in Dutch only.
[Ref: 11927]    £1,000.00 ($1,280 • €1,145 rates)


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