Auction 130, Lot 638

"Carte du Detroit de Gibraltar d'apres les Plans leves en 1786 per D. Vincent Tofino…", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Gibraltar

Period: 1800 (circa)


Color: Black & White

35 x 23.5 inches
88.9 x 59.7 cm

This is a highly detailed chart of Gibraltar and both the adjacent Spanish and African coasts. It provides an excellent view of the fortifications and coastal topography. The chart is oriented with north to the left. Inset into the Spanish mainland are three coastal approach views. The chart, engraved by E. Collin, is based on the chart of 1786 from the Spanish hydrographer Vincent Tofino de San Miguel. The seal of the Depot de la Marine is at bottom right with the Prix Duex Francs below the neatline.


Condition: B+

There is some minor surface soil and offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/2/2009