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A large folded plan of the Rock of Gibraltar

 Single Item
MS. Maps Gibraltar a. 1
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A large folded plan of the Rock of Gibraltar, backed with canvass: 'surveyed & drawn for his Royal Highness William Augustus Duke of Cumberland etc. etc. etc. by John Montrésor - 1752-', a necessarily later title: scale 400 ft. to an inch, showing the fortifications.


  • Creation: Made in A.D. 1752 by J. Montrésor


3 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Maps Gibraltar a. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Maps Gibraltar a. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20430


A large folded plan of the Rock of Gibraltar

Biographical / Historical

John Montresor (1736-1799) was a military engineer and cartographer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30630

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


30 1/2 × 22 in.

A large folded plan of the Rock of Gibraltar
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom