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 The Black Sea 

ROLFFSEN, J.J. [Ukraine during the Russian/Ottoman War of 1736-39]
Theatre de la Guerre entre les Russes et les Turcs, dans les anneés 1736, 1737, &c. c.1780. Coloured. 410 x 500mm. Binding folds flattened.
A map of Ukraine showing the operations of the Russians in their attempt to procure themselves access to the Black Sea. The campaigns of Burkhard Christoph von Münnich and Pyotr Petrovich Lacy (born Peter Lacy in Ireland!) are marked. The map is marked 'Frontispice", suggesting it is from a history of the war. Rolffsen's name is not in Tooley's Dictionary.
[Ref: 11273]    £825.00 ($1,155 • €932 rates)

Anonymous. [Map of the Black Sea with an inset plan of Sebastopol]
Carte de la Mer Noire et Plan de Sebastopol. Paris, Bouquillard, c. 1856. Original hand colouring. 185 x 233mm. Backed on to card support, staining to the sheet edges, within title, irregular sheet edges, some loss of text.
Antique map of Crimea and Black Sea, with vignettes of ships and a sea battle, published during the Crimean War.
[Ref: 12133]    £150.00 ($210 • €170 rates)


GRODEMETZ, Jean David. [Scarce Dutch broadsheet map of the Bay of Gibraltar]
Caerte van de Baey en stadt van Gibraltar. The Hague, Jacob de Jongh, c.1718. 540 x 660mm. Trimmed, corners reinstated, laid on archivist's paper.
A broadsheet antique map of Gibraltar, published at a time of increased tension between Spain and Britain over the Rock. During this time Lord Portmore, governor of Gibraltar 1713-20, greatly improved the defences of the fortress. The title and key are on a letterpress label pasted on.
[Ref: 11929]    £1,400.00 ($1,960 • €1,582 rates)

DECKER, Paul. [The Relief of Gibraltar by Admiral Leake]
Die Gluckliche Entsezung der Haupt Vetung Gibraltar... Augsburg, Jeremias Wolff, c.1720. Etching, 430 x 400mm.
After the capture of Gibraltar by the British and Dutch under Admiral Rooke in 1704, part of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the combined Spanish and French force laid siege to the fortress. This plate shows Admiral Sir John Leake's attack on the enemy's fleet in the Battle of Cabrita Point, 21st March 1705, which broke the siege. The central scene is surrounded by a rococo border with trophies and allegorical figures, with an inset map of the Rock and a German-text description. Bottom right a lion stands on a shield decorated with the fleur-de-lis. The plate was etched by 'I.I.K' after a painting by Paul Decker, and was published by Wolff in 'Repraesentatio belli, ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...', a history of the War of the Spanish Succession.
[Ref: 12773]    £500.00 ($700 • €565 rates)

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)


ROSACCIO, Giuseppe. [Fortress of Sopot, Albania]
Fortezza di Sopoto. Venice: Giacomo Franco, 1598. 100 x 175mm.
Sopot, on the Albanian coast just north of Corfu, published in Rosaccio's 'Viaggio da Venetia a Constantinopoli'. The fortress is shown under siege, with the use of cannon. In 1570-2 the Venetians took control but had to hand it back after the treaty of 1573. This probably represents an Ottoman counter-attack.
[Ref: 9155]    £125.00 ($175 • €141 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian plan of Mani]
Fortezza di Maina. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 170 x 225mm.
The Ottoman fortress of Mani, besieged by the Venetians in 1570, taking it and demolishing the walls. This plan was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. Not in Zacharakis.
[Ref: 13501]    £400.00 ($560 • €452 rates)

LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of Lefkada during the Republic of the Seven Islands]
St Maura. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. St Maura, an island in the Mediterranean Sea heretofore belonging to Venice, but now forming a part of the Republic of the 7 Islands. London: Luffman, 1801. 135 x 160mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Plan of the defensive walls of Lefkada, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. In 1797 the Treaty of Campo Formio ended Venice as a power, dividing its territories between France and Austria, France taking several of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, including Lefkada. However the French made themselves so unpopular that the Greeks welcomed a combined Russo-Ottoman fleet which took Corfu and set up the 'Septinsular Republic' in 1800, the first self-government, however limited, that the Greeks had experienced since the end of the Despotate of the Morea in the 1460s. The Republic was short-lived: the Russians handed the islands back to France in 1807 in the Treaty of Tilsit.
[Ref: 13181]    £165.00 ($231 • €186 rates)

LEVRAULT, F.G. [Map of the Balkan Peninsula published at the height of the Greek War of Independence]
Carte de la Turquie d'Europe (Partie Septentionale), présentant d'après les meilleures cartes et les documents les plus recens, cete partie de l'Empire Ottoman depuis Constantinople jusqu'aux frontières des Empires d'Austriche et de Russie. [joined with 'Partie Méridonale.] Strasbourg & Paris. 1828. Original colour. Two lithographic maps, dissected and laid on linen as one, as issued, total 1020 x 900mm. With blue paper slipcase with ownership label of the Comte de Robersart. Slipcase worn.
A detailed map of Greece and the Balkan States, with insets of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus, originally published in 1827, the year of the Battle of Navarino, this edition the year that the Russians declared war on the Ottomans in support of Greece. That year the Russians laid siege to three key Ottoman citadels in present-day Bulgaria: Shumla, Silistra. & Varna, only taking Varna before the end of the campaign season. The following year the Russian army crossed the Balkan mountains into Romania, fighting to within 45 miles of Constantinople before the Ottomans sued for peace. In 1832 the Treaty of Constantinople was signed, agreeing the borders of the new Greek kingdom.
[Ref: 14077]    £750.00 ($1,050 • €848 rates)

 Northern Italy 

ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, Eugene. [Italy's Second War of Independence]
Carte Topographique du Théatre de a Guerre en Italie. Paris: Andriveau-Goujon, 1859. Steel-engraved map with original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, total 730 x 1060mm, folded into original gilt-lettered covers.
A French folding map published for the Second Italian War of Independence, 1859, with the Kingdom of Sardinia allied with the France of Napoleon III against the Austrian Empire. The war was short and inconclusive, as both France and Austria had reasons to call it off. The map is hatchured to show relief, showing the difficult terrain the war was being fought in.
[Ref: 16178]    £225.00 ($315 • €254 rates)

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