Tardieu, Ambroise
1818

Plan du Combat Naval d'Algeciras

Plan du Combat Naval d'Algeciras

DESCRIPTION: A highly detailed, elegant, antique copperplate chart / map produced by Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841) for Dumas' multi-volume "Precis Des Evenemens Militaires". The chart shows the positions of French, Spanish, and British ships during the battle of Algeciras set against a highly detailed hydrographic and topographic background. Careful and meticulous hachuring conveys elevation. Inset legend at bottom right explains labeled positions of ships including "le formidable vaisseaux General Francais" and "Chaloupes canonieres Espagnoles".

Notation in upper right border: "Campagne de 1802. Tome 1.".

CREATOR: Tardieu, Ambroise

PUBLICATION DATE: 1818

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very Good  Slight browning at horizontal centerfold. On thick creamy chain-laid paper with a prominent platemark. Edges a bit rough, but not unusual for a 200 year old chart.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Tardieu

SIZE: 14 " x 18 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 8

PRICE: $375

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