Auction 139, Lot 467

"A New Map of the Island of Minorca Drawn From an Actual Survey", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Minorca, Spain

Period: 1756 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

8.3 x 6.8 inches
21.1 x 17.3 cm

This detailed little map of Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, is filled with towns, roads, rivers and the topography of the island. The decorative title cartouche features a vignette of the castle of St. Philips, which protects the harbor entrance. The British gained control of Minorca in 1708, during the War of the Spanish Succession, and held the island until 1756, when it was captured by the French, during the Seven Years War. This map illustrates the theater of this battle.

References: Jolly LOND-103.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, with light, uneven toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/15/2012