On the 25th of October 2016 the Gibraltar National Archives opened an exhibition which showcased a collection of some of their maps, plans and other items of historical interest. It was part of their Outreach programme. The exhibition itself ran for only a few weeks but a video was produced which highlighted most of the items on display – there were more than a hundred - as well as others which were not.
The video – or a digital version of it – was subsequently posted on the internet as part of the National Archives web site and it is from here that I obtained the selection of items that formed part of the exhibition. They are shown below.
It is a bit unfortunate that the method of presentation used on the website made it difficult to copy individual items and that in general the definition of these was relatively poor. I was able to solve the first problem but not the second.
Aphrica Fabula Mauretania with only one Pillar of Hercules (See LINK) ( Date unknown )
Straits of Gibraltar ( 1627 – Bravo de Acuña ) (See LINK)
New Mole and fort ( 1732 – Governor Col J. Sabine – Chief Engineer Capt Jonas Moore )
South Bastion and Eight Gun Battery ( 1732 – Governor Col J. Sabine – Chief Engineer Capt Jonas Moore )
Sea Line or Town Wall, Town Battery ( 1732 – Governor Col J. Sabine – Chief Engineer Capt Jonas Moore )
Queen’s Battery ( 1732 – Governor Col J. Sabine – Chief Engineer Capt Jonas Moore )
Prince’s Line, Grand Battery and Old Mole ( 1732 – Governor Col J. Sabine (See LINK) – Chief Engineer Capt Jonas Moore )
Bay of Gibraltar ( Early 18th century – Michelot and Bremond )
Bay of Gibraltar and Algeciras (See LINK) ( Early 18th century )
Plan of the Moorish Castle ( See LINK ) ( 1836 )
The Great Siege (See LINK) ( Unknown date )
The Spanish Lines and La Línea de la Concepcíon (See LINK) ( 1853 )
Jumper’s Bastion (1866 ) (See LINK)
Devil’s Gap Battery ( 1914 ) (See LINK)
Loretto Convent ( 1917 ) See LINK)
Main Street (1965 ) (See LINK)
The Rock of Gibraltar ( Date Unknown )