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  EUROPE 
 Malta 

POZZI, G. [19th century map of Malta]
Gruppo delle Isole di Malta. Milan, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 385 x 590mm.
Old map of Malta & Gozo.
[Ref: 13744]    £280.00 ($354 • €311 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Superbly detailed plan of Valetta]
Plan of the Harbours and Fortifications of Valetta In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1852] . 650 x 490mm. Mint condition, on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1852.
A detailed plan of the city, with inset views of the city, the Castle of S.Angelo and the Castle and Lighthouse of S.Elmo. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9184]    £950.00 ($1,202 • €1,056 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Chart of Marsa Scirocco, Malta.]
Plan of Marsa Scirocco, In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1850]. 630 x 470mm. Printed on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1846.
A detailed chart of Marsa Scirocco, with an inset of St Lucian's Tower. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9182]    £490.00 ($620 • €545 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Chart of St Paul's Bay, Malta.]
Plan of St. Paul's Bay, In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1846]. 490 x 640mm. Printed on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1846.
A detailed chart of St Paul's Bay, with 'The Traditional Wreck of Saint Paul' marked. Two insets contain views of the Salmona Palace and Koura Point. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9183]    £490.00 ($620 • €545 rates)


ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICE. [Detailed folding map of Malta]
Map of the Island of Malta Prepared in the Royal Engineers Office, Malta. London: War Office, 1910. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 840 x 750mm.
Detailed map of Malta on a scale of two inches to a mile, with a key detailing roads, railways, churches, police stations, aquaducts and other water supplies. At the time the island was the Royal Navy's base in the Mediterranean.
[Ref: 13714]    £400.00 ($506 • €445 rates)


 Gibraltar 

KEULEN, Johannes van. [Dutch sea chart of the harbour of Gibraltar]
Nieuwe en seer nette Caart van de Baay en Stadt Gibraltar , Geteekent door Wel Ed:e H.r H. Leysnslager Cap:t in't Edel Moogende Collegie ter Admiraliteyt alhier. Amsterdam, c.1730. 500 x 590mm.
Antique sea-chart of the Bay of Gibraltar, with the Rock shown in relief, based on a survey by Hendrik Lynslager (1693-1768), a Dutch naval captain who spent much of his career protecting Mediterranean shipping from the Barbary pirates. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1750.
[Ref: 12085]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 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 ($633 • €556 rates)


DECKER, Paul. [Early 18th Century engraving showing the Relief of Gibraltar by Admiral Leake]
Il Felice Soccorso della Fortezza di Gibilterra.. 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 1701-14), 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. The Italian text title is separately printed so the same plate could be issued in different languages.
[Ref: 18680]    £900.00 ($1,139 • €1,001 rates)


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 ($1,265 • €1,112 rates)


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 ($1,581 • €1,390 rates)


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