Auction 160, Lot 626


"Plan Geometral de Gibraltar avec les Nouveaux Ouvrages de Cette Ville Faits par les Anglois...", Beaurain, Jean Chev. De

Subject: Western Mediterranean, Gibraltar

Period: 1756 (dated)


Color: Black & White

21.5 x 16.5 inches
54.6 x 41.9 cm

The European wars of the eighteenth century brought heightened interest in detailed mapping of the strategic harbors and fortifications in the Mediterranean. This map of Gibraltar provides a detailed view of the peninsula and fortification with an extensive key to important locations. It features two approaches from the east and west at top and an extensive description at bottom. The British eventually gained control of Gibraltar during the War of the Spanish Succession. Apparently separately issued, dissected and backed with old linen.


Condition: B

Original outline color with a few faint spots and a small worm track in the text at top left. Trimmed to inside the neatline at bottom with the only loss being the distance scale.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $37

Closed on 11/16/2016