Plan of the Camp of Tarragona.
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"). Very fine impression with original binding folds, trimmed into printed border at top, as issued.
A plan of the environs of the Catalan port of Taragona, a British base during the War of the Spanish Succession, as Catalonia was fighting for independence from Spain. The surrounding hills made for good natural defences, as the map notes: 'The Hills marked with a cross are impractical for cavalry'. 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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