An Exact Draught of the Bay and Harbour of Vigo.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 385 x 480mm (15¼ x 18¾"). Very fine impression with original binding folds, trimmed into printed border at top.
Plan of the Battle of Vigo Bay, 23th October 1702, fought in the War of the Spanish Succession, an attempt to capture ships carrying treasure from the Americas. Although little treasure was captured, all the French and Spanish ships were destroyed or captured. 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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