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Auction 171, Lot 514

"Plan of the City and Castle of Alicant, Besieged by the Chevalier d'Asfeldt Nov. 30th 1708 and Surrendered by Capitulation Apr. 19th 1709", Rapin-Thoyras, Paul de

Subject: Alicante, Spain

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.3 inches
46.7 x 36.3 cm
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Detailed plan of this Spanish Mediterranean city, with fortifications, troop positions, ships in harbor, etc. This scene depicts the siege of Alicante by the French fleet during the War of the Spanish Succession. The map includes a lettered key identifying numerous locations. Finely engraved by Isaac Basire and published in Tindal's English edition of Mr. Rapin's The History of England.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.RAP-1a #32.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with a few minor creases and archival repairs to a fold separation and adjacent 1/2" tear in blank area of image at bottom. Top margin extended with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/6/2019