C1783

Plan of the Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from the Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775…..

Rare c.18th detailed map of the Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from the Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775, with the Works, Batteries and Encampment of the Spanish Army on the 19th of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan of the Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from the Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775…..

Date:

C1783

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

730mm 
x 510mm

Paper Size: 

797mm 
x 585mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan of the Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from the Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775..... - Antique Map from 1783

Genuine antique
dated:

1783

Description:

Rare c.18th detailed map of the Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from the Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775, with the Works, Batteries and Encampment of the Spanish Army on the 19th of Octo.r 1782 the position of the Combined Fleet, and the Attack by the Battering Ships Sept.r 13th of the same Year.

 The Great Siege of Gibraltar;

1779 July – Start of the Great Siege of Gibraltar. This was an action by French and Spanish forces to wrest control of Gibraltar from the established British Garrison. The garrison, led by George Augustus Eliott, later 1st Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar, survived all attacks and a blockade of supplies.

From Faden’s, General atlas of modern geography. 

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 2104.025
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4605540
Yale University Art Gallery: Object ID (OID) 2046612

William Faden (1750 - 1836)

Faden was a cartographer and publisher who took over Thomas Jefferys's business in 1771 and held the position of Geographer to His Majesty the King and the Prince of Wales. Faden's work was of the highest standard and he was chosen to produce the very first map for the Ordnance Survey - a map of Kent in four sheets - in 1801.

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