Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Plan of the Bay, Roque and town of Gibraltar…….
|William Faden (1749 – 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III. He replaced Thomas Jeffreys in that role.The title of -geographer to the king- was given to various people in the 18th century, including John Senex, Herman Moll, Emmanuel Bowen and Thomas Jeffreys. All of these men, including William Faden, were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament. William Faden printed the North American Atlas in 1777, and ""...it became the most important atlas chronicling the Revolution's battles."" There were 29 maps in the atlas, and they included detailed battle maps drawn by eyewitnesses.|
|Title||Plan of the Bay, Roque and town of Gibraltar…….|
|Description||Map shows the town and the bay of Gibraltar with beautiful ships representation|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Dimensions (cm)||51 x 71|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )