A Plan of the Batteries erected bevor Gibraltar, with the Attacks maid by Sea and Land on that Garreson

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Article ID EUE1237

Title

A Plan of the Batteries erected bevor Gibraltar, with the Attacks maid by Sea and Land on that Garreson

Description

Map shows Gibraltar with a seperate map showing a representaion of two ships

Year

dated 1785

Artist

Anonymus

Historical Description

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. In 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession, a combined Anglo-Dutch fleet, representing the Grand Alliance, captured the town of Gibraltar on behalf of the Archduke Charles of Austria in his campaign to become King of Spain. The occupation of the town by Alliance forces caused the exodus of the population to the surrounding area of the Campo de Gibraltar.As the Alliance's campaign faltered, the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht was negotiated and ceded control of Gibraltar to Britain to secure Britain's withdrawal from the war. Unsuccessful attempts by Spanish monarchs to regain Gibraltar were made with the siege of 1727 and again with the Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779 to 1783), during the American War of Independence. Gibraltar became a key base for the Royal Navy and played an important role prior to the Battle of Trafalgar.

Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)46,5 x 32
ConditionVery good
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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