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 Gibraltar 

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 ($1,326 • €1,129 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 ($1,923 • €1,637 rates)


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