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Number: 3702
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Ceuta, Morocco
Year of Origin: 1721
Title: A Plan of the Famous Town & Fortress of Ceuta, Besieged by the Moors in 1693 & raid by ye Spaniards after 26 Years Siege in 1720. Done from an original brought from thence.
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 52.5
Width: 34.9
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Thomas and John Bowles
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Northernmost Latitude: 35.9
Southernmost Latitude: 35.85
Westernmost Longitude: -5.35
Easternmost Longitude: -5.3
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [Swaen source] Bright relief topography; A very rare separately published broad sheet map of Ceuta, with two insets of Gibraltar and explanatory text, as well as 29 keys, explaining the various strongholds and important sites; it was advertised in The Post Boy, 7th - 9th March, 1721. The map shows the city of Ceuta during the siege in 1720. Ceuta has always been a very important stronghold for military and commercial purposes since the 5th century BC, situated at the most Northern point of Morocco, North Africa. Having changed hands several times during its history, during the reign of Phillip II, King of Spain, it became part of Spain but was besieged by the Moroccan army under Moulay Ismail from 1694 to 1727. There is only one other copy located in the British Library.
Last updated: Nov 20, 2020