Antique black and white battle plan map of the Bay of Vigo fought during the War of the Spanish Succession. From "The History of England, by Mr. Rapin de Thoyras. Continued from the Revolution [of 1688] to the Accession of King George II by N. Tindal" published in 1745. Engraved by I. Basire. The decorative cartouche holds the key to the letters on the map. The Allied victory at Vigo Bay in October persuaded Peter II of Portugal to abandon the Bourbons and join the Grand Alliance in May 1703. This gave the Allies access to Lisbon and in March 1704, the newly crowned Charles III of Spain arrived in Portugal to begin a land campaign. Very good condition with some small archivally repaired tears at the paper edges. Folds as issued. Some slight image transfer or ghosting. Approx. 14 x 18.25 inches to the neatline. Page size is approx. 15.5 x 19.5 inches.
Item Number: MIL029