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 Malta 

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 ($538 • €454 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 ($605 • €511 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 ($1,883 • €1,590 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 ($673 • €568 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 ($1,345 • €1,136 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 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


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