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Chart of the Strait of Gibraltar in 1756
Chart of the Strait of Gibraltar in 1756Homann Heirs.
Carte Topographique des Pays et Côtes Maritimes Qui forment le Détroit de Gibraltar.
Nuremberg, 1756. 480 x 560mm. Coloured. Chart of the Strait of Gibraltar, orientated with north to the bottom of the map, with tables to help mariners cope with the strong tidal forces. Published during the Seven Years' War, the British garrison at Gibraltar is not the focal point of the chart, but the Strait as a route to Minorca. The island's harbour, Mahon, which was a vital shelter for the British Navy, and in the year of publication of this chart the French laid seige to and took the island. An inset shows the routes of the English and French navies to the Balearics.



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