Stockdale’s Military Map of Spain & Portugal

£1,500.00

A New Military Map of Spain and Portugal, compiled from the nautical surveys of Don Vincente Tofiño, the new provincial maps of Don Thomas Lopez, the large map of the Pyrennees by Roussell and various original documents.

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Title

Stockdale’s Military Spain

Mapmaker(s)

STOCKDALE, John

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1812

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

in total approx 218 x 166 cm

Full Description

Large copper engraved folding map on 4 sheets, in total approx 218 x 166 cm, engraved by Neele (dated September 1 1812), dissected into 72 panels and laid on linen as issued, original hand-colour in outline, trivial offsetting and a couple of small worm tracks in border of SE sheet, publisher’s slipcase with printed title label, slightly rubbed.
Publication was reported in the press (London Star, Morning Chronicle, The Eclectic Review); in a case or on rollers the price was £5, 5s. – a substantial sum in 1812. Contemporary ownership signature of Exham Vincent is present on the printed label. According to the Army List an Exham Vincent served with the 39th Foot, commissioned as a Lieutenant in July 1803, and promoted to Captain on April 1 1813. The 39th’s battle honours include Albuera (1811) and Vitoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive and Orthez (all 1813-14), raising the possibility that the map was carried and used on campaign. There is a later ownership inscription of W.J.E. Fosbery; according to Burke’s ‘Dictionary of the Landed Gentry’, there is a connection by marriage between our Vincents and the Fosberys of County Limerick.