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Description:This large beautifully hand coloured extremely attractive original antique map of the Strait of Gibraltar, Cadiz & southern Spain and Morocco, North Africa was published by Johann Baptiste Homann in 1730.
Background: This map of the Strait of Gibraltar was a collaborative effort between Jean de Petit (royal engineer and architect), Johann Friedrich Weidler (mathematician and astronomer at Witenberg), R.A. Schneider (engraver) and Johann Baptist Homann (publisher). The map covers the tips of southern Spain and northern Africa in great detail showing forts, cities, farms, mountains, local roads and rivers. The numerous fortifications guarding this strategic waterway are the focus of the map, which is richly adorned with a brilliant compass rose, three large sailing ships and a fine title cartouche. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 24 1/2in x 21in (620mm x 530mm) Plate size: - 22 1/2in x 19 1/2in (570mm x 490mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toning left margin Plate area: - None Verso: - None