Auction 114, Lot 527

"Draught of ye Bay of Bulls between the Town of Rotta and Fort St. Catherine, under the Command of his Grace the Duke of Ormond; with the disposition of the Frigates which were ordered to stand in by the Shore, to favour the Landing; as also the Situation", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: Spain

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

An interesting map illustrating an aborted attempt by the British to capture Cadiz during the War of Spanish Succession. The map is beautifully embellished with a large decorative cartouche displaying the explanation or key. The scale is displayed within a second decorative cartouche. The title appears beneath the map. Engraved by J. Basire.

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Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Short fold intersection split repaired with archival tape. Bit of faint offsetting that erases easily.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/1/2006

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