Maps, City Views, Spain, Gibraltar, Homann
"Neuster und exacter Plan und Prospect von der Stadt Vestung Bay und Fortification von Gibraltar........"
Copper etching by Homann Heirs, ca 1750. Original hand coloring.
In the upper left is a detailed plan of Gibraltar with a key to the various locations. In the upper right is a more distant view of Gibraltar with key to the locations shown. In the middle right is Cadiz. At the bottom is another view of Gibraltar from a partial birds-eye-view. Below is another numbered key to the locations shown. This map has much information about the geographical and historical aspects of Gibraltar. Text is in German.
The print was photographed against a gray background. Vertical fold with some light creases parallel to fold. Another crease is somewhat diagonal to the centerfold and another light crease on the right side. Some small repaired tears on margin edges. A small rubbed area in the center of the print. A few hardly mentionable light spots. Overall the print makes a fine impression with its strong coloring.
47.5 x 56.7 cm ( 18.7 x 22.3 ")