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An interesting double map.  The upper map is a very nice rendering of Gibraltar and southern Spain.  The lower map represents the British attack of the French controlled Caribbean island of Guadaloupe.  The motivation was gaining control of the island's sugar cane.  The British eventually returned it to France in favor of controlling Canada.  Later hand color.

1781 Cary Double Map of Gibratar and Guadaloupe

SKU: 2089
  • Title

    Plan of the General Attack upon the Island of Guadaloupe January 23d. 1759 [on sheet with] The Bay of Gibraltar Surveyed by Michelot & Bremond

  • Map Maker Specifics

    J. Cary, 1781, London

  • Size

    9 x 6.5 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Excellent, slight marginal age toning.

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