Auction 121, Lot 688

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

Subject: Gibraltar & Spain

Period: 1733 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18.5 inches
57.2 x 47 cm

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


Condition: A+

A superb impression on a strong sheet with nice old color.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/26/2007