Bay of Cadiz historic Naval Battle Duke Ormond plan 1740 large Basire old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Draught of ye Bay of Bulls between the Town of Rotta and the Fort St. Catherine, under the Command of his Grace the Duke of Ormond,; with the dispostion of the frigates which were ordered to stand in by the shore, to favor the landing; as also the situation of the ground and Bay, with that of the Enemy's Batteries & Troops.
(Spain coast- English assault on town repelled)
Issued c.1730-40, London for Tinal
Engraved by J. Basire
Fine, appealing and uncommon old engraved folio sheet map. Wonderful large detailed vignette cartouche at bottom left shows a sea or river god, a scroll border which contains a long list of specific features shown. Distance scale in a second ornate cartouche, topographical details, etc.
With original vertical fold lines.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 20 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 17 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W