Georgian Map Island of Minorca John Armstrong Published by Laurie & Whittle 1794

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Seller: james_macgregor_antiques (130) 100%, Location: Belfast, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 223474894142 This auction is for a Georgian Map Island of Minorca by John Armstrong Published by Laurie & Whittle 1794. The map measures approx: 16" x 12.5" and shows the Island of Minorca in the centre with four boxed sections in each corner: *The first one in the top left corner shows a map of Portugal, Spain, Mediterranean Sea & The Coast of Barbary. *The second one in the top right corner shows a map of The Harbour of Mahon & references.*The third one in the bottom left corner shows scene of North Prospect Mahon.*The fourth one in the bottom right corner shows a scene of North East Prospect of St Phillips Castle. To the right side of the map it reads:A CORRECT MAP OF THE ISLAND OF MINORCA BY JOHN ARMSTRONG EsqrEngineer in Ordinary to his Majefty (Majesty)with many Additions and Improvements From THE LATE SURVEYSLONDON Published by LAURIE & WHITTLE, No53 Fleet Streetas the Act directs 12th May 1794Minorca was Conquered upon the Spaniards in 1708 by General Stanhope, and Ceded to Great Britain by the Peace of Utrecht in 1713. It was taken bythe French in 1756, and Restored in 1763. Major General John Armstrong (1674 - 1742) was responsible for overseeing the improvement of the fortifications in Minorca in anticipation of a British war with Spain. He wrote a detailed description of the Island, including natural history, political history, topography, etc. His book, first published in 1752 and reissued at the outset of the seven years war, was an important source of information for informing the British public. The condition of this piece is very good considering the age of it. Some of the hand colouring is slightly faded but still the colours are fairly vibrant, has a couple of very small marks and a bit of staining (Please see photographs). There's a watermark in the bottom left corner of the border which has the letters GVA RRO (Please see photographs). If you've any question please feel free to ask. Condition: Very Good Condition, Cartographer/Publisher: Laurie & Whittle, Year: 1794, Type: Topographical Map, Date Range: 1700-1799, Country/Region: Minorca, Spain., Era: 1700s, Printing Technique: Lithography, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Format: Sheet Map

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