Historical 1828 Arrowsmith Map of Spain and Portugal |16 x 20 Fine Art Print | Antique Vintage Map
Historical 1828 Arrowsmith Map of Spain and Portugal |16 x 20 Fine Art Print | Antique Vintage Map by historic pictoric at Rinconcito Canario. MPN: GEO2_11751_16x20. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This is a rare example of Aaron Arrowsmith's 1828 map of Spain and Portugal. The map covers the Iberian Peninsula from the Bay of Biscay in the north
This is a rare example of Aaron Arrowsmith's 1828 map of Spain and Portugal. The map covers the Iberian Peninsula from the Bay of Biscay in the north to the Strait of Gibraltar in the south and from Algarve in Portugal to Catalonia in the East. Includes the Balearic Islands of Minorca, Majorca, and Ibiza. The regional political boundaries are colored and relief shown by hachures. During this period Portugal on the cusp of the War of the Two Brothers. In 1826, Peter IV of Portugal abdicated his thrown in favor of his seven year old daughter Maria da Gloria, on the condition that she marry her uncle (Peter's brother) Miguel. Miguel deposed Maria and proclaimed himself King, which led to the Liberal Wars, and eventually resulted in Miguel being forced to abdicate and go into exile, and Maria II being proclaimed Queen. During this same period, in Spain, the death of Ferdinand VII also saw his daughter, Isabella II, an infant at the time, proclaimed Queen. This would also lead to the First Carlist War in Spain from 1833-1839. This map was published by A. Arrowsmith, hydrographer to His Majesty, in 1828.
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