Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Plan de la Ville de Gibaltar Située au Detroit de ce Nom / Plan de la Ville de Ceuta / Veue de la Ville de Gibaltar.
|Artist||Visscher/ Schenk (1693-1775)|
|Nicolaes Visscher I (1618 -1679) Amsterdam was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II, also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking. He died in Amsterdam in 1709 and later after his death, many plates has been used from Petrus Schenk II (1693−1775) to issue other copies.|
|Title||Plan de la Ville de Gibaltar Située au Detroit de ce Nom / Plan de la Ville de Ceuta / Veue de la Ville de Gibaltar.|
The map shows 3 partial views: Gibraltar from a bird's eye view and from the sea with upstream ships, city map of Ceuta a Spanish city on the North African coast.
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||Amsterdam|
|Dimensions (cm)||43 x 52,5 cm|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )