A description of Gibraltar with an account of the blockade, siege, the attempt by nine sail of fire-ships, the sally made from the garrison, and every thing remarkable or worthy notice that has occurred in that place since the commencement of the Spanish war: likewise the vast importance of this valuable fortress to Great Britain clearly stated and explained
B. Cornwell, ( 1782), London
52, (2) pp. b/w folding map, plate.
Scarce contemporary account of the Siege of Gibraltar – the unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence – and an important source for later historians. It includes a large folding plan of the peninsula, with detailed annotations, a plate of a Spanish gun boat, and a list of British ships. Bound in original marbled boards, rebacked in period calf with label.