PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF GIBRALTAR, With the Disposition of the Spanish Attack & relief of the Garrison by the English Fleet under the Command of Adm'l Darby on the 12th Apr'l 1781
A perspective view of Gibraltar during the Great Siege, with several plan-like depictions of the opposing works and showing the Spanish attack that took place on April 12th, 1781, and made to accompany an engraving of the head of George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, who was governor of the territory at the time. The view is of Gibraltar during the American War of Independence. On 12 April 1779, France and Spain signed the Treaty of Aranjuez, agreeing to aid one another in recovering lost territory from Britain. The view depicts numbered tents, horses, many battleships, the fort and fortifications, soldiers on foot and mounted, the occasional dog, cannons firing complete with trajectory of attack.
Coordinates refer to center point to which the image is referenced in right-reading.
1 map ; 18 x 24 cm
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.1 September 1782, opposite pg. 177.
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