Auction 112, Lot 585

"[Lot of 2] Plan of Gibraltar [and] Strait and Bay of Gibraltar", Various

Subject: Western Mediterranean - Gibraltar

Period: 1762-1818 (published)


Color: Black & White

See Description

First (17.5 x 6.6") is a very detailed map of this fortified peninsula with all buildings, barracks, roads and batteries noted. An inset of the Bay of Gibraltar and two compass roses complete the handsome composition. Drawn by John Gibson and published in the Gentleman's Magazine, March 1762. Second (4.8 x 6") depicts the important strait and its fortifications. It was published by Joyce Gold in the Naval Chronicle, March 1818.

References: Jolly GENT-157 and NAV-87.

Condition: B

Couple of minor spots, else fine. First folding as issued.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/28/2005