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Auction 174, Lot 493

"Exacter Plan, der Statt und Vestung Gibraltar, Sampt Denen Hohen, wie auch der Rhede...", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Gibraltar, Spain

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Force d'Europe...

Color: Black & White

8.8 x 6.3 inches
22.4 x 16 cm
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This small but intricately detailed plan shows Gibraltar and its fortifications. The plan depicts the defenses as they were in 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession, when the British, under Admiral Rooke, took the Rock. It is surrounded by German text that provides historical context and a key identifying numerous sites of interest.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOD-13a #75.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with minor scattered foxing.

Estimate: $75 - $95

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/11/2019