"Die Fahrt von Cadiz nach Malaga Durch die Straasse oder Meer-Enge von Gibraltar aus dem Ocean in dass Mittellaendische Meer", Bodenehr, Gabriel
Subject: Western Mediterranean, Strait of Gibraltar
Period: 1704 (published)
Publication: Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 6.4 inches
49.8 x 16.3 cm
Unusual and very graphic map of the Strait of Gibraltar and the western Mediterranean. The map covers the coast of Spain from the Gulf of Cadiz to Almeria and San Lazaro. The Mediterranean is filled with a fabulous scene of the sea battle of August 24, 1704 between the Austrian-Spanish Allies and the Bourbons. The title is engraved onto a sea shell cartouche flanked by fanciful sea creatures. Printed on 2 joined sheets, as issued.
Contemporary outline color that has been partially refreshed, on paper with an eagle watermark, a hint of toning along the centerfold, and a tiny hole at top right.