Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Gibraltar,exactly taken on the spot in the Year 1738.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 380 x 590mm (15 x 23¼"). Very fine impression with original binding folds, narrow margins, as issued.
A map of Gibraltar marking the fortifications of both the British Garrison and those of the Spanish from the Thirteenth Siege of Gibraltar (1727). It is likely that the author of the map was Tindall himself: as Chaplain to the Fleet he had been posted to Gibraltar. Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774), at one time Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital, first published a translation of Frenchman Paul de Rapin's 'History of England' in 1727, running to thirteen volumes; in 1732 it was enlarged with his own notes and maps. This map was published in 'A summary of Mr Rapin de Thoyras's History of England, and Mr Tindal's Continuation, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Illustrated With Medals, Plans of Battles, Towns, and Sieges', 1751.
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