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RIVERA VALENZUELA, Juan Maria de. [A very scarce Spanish broadside about Gibraltar]
Mapa de la Ciudad, Y Famosa Plaza de Armas de Gibraltar, segun sus novissimas Fortificaciones... Seville: Francisco Sanchez Reciente, c.1760. 215 x 330mm, set in letterpress, bissected and laid on card covered with blue paper, canvas hinge, total 340 x 515mm, with silk hanging rings. A few signs of wear.
A very unusual Spanish-text broadside, with a map-view of Gibraltar with a letterpress key and a history of the Rock until 1726. It was written by Don Juan Maria de Rivera Valenzuela Pizarro y Eslava (1730-66), probably when the Seven Years's War gave the Spanish another opportunity to retake the fortress. The dedication is to Juan José Navarro (1687-1772), Director General of the Spanish Navy, who was made 1st Marquis of la Victoria in 1744 for beating the British at Toulon.
[Ref: 18792]    £1,250.00 ($1,589 • €1,404 rates)


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