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 Gibraltar 

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 ($1,604 • €1,404 rates)


LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [A scarce Italian version of Le Rouge's map of Gibraltar]
Nuova pianta di Gibilterra con tutte le sue fortificazioni / Pianta della baja di Gibilterra.. Rome: Bouchard e Gravier, c.1762. Original colour. 405 x 620mm. Minor repairs to margins.
A map of Gibraltar published towards the end of the Seven Years' War (1756-63) but based on Le Rouge's map of 1756, with an inset of the Bay of Gibraltar. The publishers, Giuseppe Bouchard and Giovanni Gravier, are most famous for being publshers of Piranesi's famous ' Vedute di Roma '. This is one of their few forays into cartography, a rare item.
[Ref: 18435]    £1,450.00 ($1,860 • €1,628 rates)


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