Plan of the Works of the City of Messina,one of the strongest and most considerable Cities of Sicily, and a fine Sea-Port.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 390 x 480mm (15¼ x 19"). Original binding folds, trimmed into plate at top, as issued.
Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, ally of Britain during the War of the Spanish Succession, was made King of Sicily by the Holy Roman Emperor as a reward for his service. 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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