A VIEW OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR FROM ALGESIRAS BAY...[manuscript caption title].

[Gibraltar. 1830]. Pencil sketch, 4 x 10 inches. Dampstained along left edge. Moderate wear to right edge. Good. Item #WRCAM34134

A pencil sketch of Gibraltar by a U.S. naval officer, identified only as "Mid. Chandler," done at sea four and one-half miles off the island's coast. The rock is illustrated in profile, with a bustling village and harbor shown in the lower left corner. According to a penciled note in the lower margin, Chandler served aboard the U.S.S. Brandywine. At the time this drawing was made, the Brandywine was likely on one of its three deployments to the Mediterranean from 1826 to 1850.

Price: $300.00