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Scarce plan of Gibraltar, published by one of France's leading military mapmakers, during the Seven Years War.

The plan shows the whole of the peninsula, with fortifications and batteries given particular attention.

34 points of interest are denoted in a key below the map image. This is supplemented to 50 landmarks in a further key within the map image.

A "succincte" description of Gibraltar follows below the map.

Lattre was responsible for a series of maps of Gibraltar at the outset of the Seven Years War, which saw France and the United Kingdom at war throughout the world.

Treuttel and Wurtz published a later edition of the map at the end of the 18th century.

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Old horizontal fold and three old vertical folds. Toning in the lower-right corner. Some minor foxing. The privilege statement in the imprint line has been partially effaced, no doubt in a moment of Revolutionary fervor. Good to VG.
Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.