Auction 100, Lot 390

"Neuester und Exacter Plan und Prospect von der Stadt Vestung, Bay und Fortification von Gibraltar…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Mediterranean, Gibraltar

Period: 1733 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 18.5 inches
56.4 x 47 cm

Extraordinary folio sheet with two plans and a prospect of Gibraltar and a prospect of Cadiz. The first plan shows the defenses in 1704, when the British, under Admiral Rooke, took the Rock. The second shows the defenses in 1727 when the Spanish attacked and suffered a huge defeat, losing 5000 men while the British lost only 300.

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Condition: B

Lovely original color. Toned on centerfold fold.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2002

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