Tarragona Spain coast Catalonia tall ships battle map c.1730 Basire antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan of the Camp of Tarragona
(Europe, Iberia, Spain, Catalonia, Tarragona, War of Spanish Sucession)
Issued c.1730-40, London by Basire.
Fine antique engraved map printed in the early 18th century with lovely detailed full hand color. Depicts the fortifications and environs of Tarragona, which was captured by the British during the War of Spanish Succession and held almost a decade. The title cartouche features 2 sea monsters and Neptune's head, three sailing ships seen of the coast.
Light minor age wear, light horizontal crease across sheet as well as light inoffensive vertical fold lines beside central centerfold, diagonal crease at bottom left corner, light scattered spotting in the blank margins, overall remaining clean and attractive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 20 5/8" W. x 16 5/8' H.
Engraved area measures c. 18 1/4" W. x 14" H.