Auction 126, Lot 658

"Carte Nouvelle de l'Isle de Cadix & du Detroit de Gibraltar…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Gibraltar

Period: 1731 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas uber die Gantze Welt…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22.3 inches
48.3 x 56.6 cm

This extremely attractive map of the Strait of Gibraltar was a collaborative effort between Jean de Petit (royal engineer and architect), Johann Friedrich Weidler (mathematician and astronomer at Witenberg), R.A. Schneider (engraver) and Johann Baptist Homann (publisher). The map covers the tips of southern Spain and northern Africa in great detail showing forts, cities, farms, mountains, local roads and rivers. The numerous fortifications guarding this strategic waterway are the focus of the map, which is richly adorned with a brilliant compass rose, three large sailing ships and a fine title cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression and fine original color.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/3/2008

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