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BASIRE, Isaac. [A plan of Mahon Harbour with St Philip's Castle]
Plan of the Town and Harbour of Mahon, St. Philip's Castle, and its Fortifications. London, Tindall, c.1745. Coloured. 370 x 625mm.
A chart of the deep-water harbour of Mahon in Minorca which, together with Gibraltar, allowed Britain's navy to spend the winter in the western Mediterranean for most of the 18th century. To defend the entrance of the harbour the British built St Philip's Castle, their most expensive fortification ever built. Published in Rapin & Tindall's 'History of England'.
[Ref: 17212]    £450.00 ($629 • €510 rates)

AYROUARD, Jacques. [A scarce sea chart of Barcelona Harbour]
Plan du Port de Barcelone en Catalogne. Paris?, 1732-46. 300 x 465mm.
An uncommon chart of the harbour of Barcelona, engraved by Louis Corne for Ayrouard's 'Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranée'. What little is known about Ayrouard comes from the text of this sea atlas: he describes himself as 'Royal pilot of the King’s Galleys', who drew these charts on voyages undertaken in this role. The engraver, Louis Corne, is not known to have worked on any other maps other than this series.
[Ref: 14127]    £500.00 ($699 • €567 rates)

LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [Mahon & Gibraltar besieged during the Seven Years' War.]
Gibraltar Avec les nouveaux ouvrages faits depuis le dernier Siege. Les Lignes Espagnoles Levé nouvellement sur les Lieux. Plan du Port et Ville de Mahon, du Fort S.t Philippe et ses Fortifications. Paris: 1756. 505 x 690mm.
Scarce broadsheet maps of two of Britain's Mediterranean possessions, published when both were under siege during the Seven Years War (1756-63). At the top is Gibraltar, oreintated with north to the left, with a 40-point key listing features of both the British defences and the Spanish siege lines crossing the neck of the peninsula. To the right is an inset chart of the western Mediterranean. Underneath is Mahon Harbour, then Britain's most important naval base outside the British Isles, orientated with north to the bottom right, with a 32-point key. At the mouth of the harbour is St Philip's Castle and Fort Marlborough, the latter being the only part of the British defences still extant. MapForum.Com: Checklist of Charts of Mahon Harbour, 36, state 1 of 2.
[Ref: 16377]    £850.00 ($1,187 • €963 rates)

HOMANN HEIRS. [Minorca with prospects of Mahon and St Philip's Fort]
Carte Topographique de L'Isle Minorque Dédiée et Presenté au Roy Par le Chevalier de Beaurain... Nuremberg, 1757. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
The Chevalier de Beaurain completed the first French survey of Minorca following their capture of island from the English in 1756; however the French were forced to return it at the end of the Seven Years' War. Under the map are two prospects, showing Mahon and Fort St. Philippe (the most expensive fortification ever built by the English), guarding the entrance to Mahon Harbour.
[Ref: 16538]    £850.00 ($1,187 • €963 rates)

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste jnr. [Very scarce map of the Kingdom of Valencia]
Les Royaumes de Valence Et Murcie. Paris: Jean Baptiste Nolin Jr., c.1760. Original outline colour. 560 x 435mm. Trimmed to the engraved border and laid on paper for inclusion in a contemporary composite atlas. With two library stamps on the verso, a lion rampant on a shield surmounted by a crown.
Scarce map of south-eastern Spain, centred on the cities of Valencia and Alicante. An inset depicts the Balearic Islands.
[Ref: 8504]    £650.00 ($908 • €736 rates)

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste jnr. [Very scarce map of Aragon]
Les Royaume D'Aragon. Paris: Jean Baptiste Nolin Jr., c. 1760. 550 x 430mm, in original outline colour. Trimmed to the engraved border and laid on paper for inclusion in a contemporary composite atlas. With two library stamp on the verso, a lion rampant on a shield surmounted by a crown..
Scarce map of eastern Spain, centred on the city of Zaragossa, edited from the cartographic materials of Rodrigo Mendes de Silva, among others.
[Ref: 8530]    £400.00 ($559 • €453 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [Map of the Balearics and Valencia]
Li Regni di Valenza e Murcia Con l'Isole Baleari... Venice, 1775. Original colour. 315 x 415mm.
Antique map of South-east Spain and the Balearics, with a fine title cartouche, showing the islands of Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza in good detail.
[Ref: 17654]    £380.00 ($531 • €431 rates)

PHILIPPE DE PRETOT, Etienne André. [The Basque region]
Chorographie des Royaumes D'Aragon, De Navarre et de la Province de Biscaye. Paris, 1787. Coloured. 290 x 415mm.
The Basque region of northern Spain and the Atlantic coast of Spain. With an ornamental cartouche.
[Ref: 11387]    £150.00 ($210 • €170 rates)

AMBROSI, Francesco. [A rare prospect of Madrid]
Madrid. Madrid Ciudad Capital Del Reyno D'Espana y Real Corte de los Reyes Catolicos vista de la puente de Sogovia. Bassano del Grappa ( Italy): Francesco Remondini?, c.1790. Coloured. 370 x 480mm. Worm holes in lower margin.
A scarce view of Madrid with a 17-point key, a variant without the two armorials of the Remondini publication.
[Ref: 15834]    £1,800.00 ($2,515 • €2,039 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Spain & Portugal]
Spain and Portugal. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Spain and Portugal engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16336]    £65.00 ($91 • €74 rates)

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