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Francois De Belleforest:  (Ceuta) Septa

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Title: (Ceuta) Septa

Map Maker: Francois De Belleforest

Place / Date: Paris / 1575

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6 X 5.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $145.00

Inventory ID: 41371


Scarce map of the town of Ceuta, which appeared in Francois de Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle De Tout le Monde.

In 1415, during the Battle of Ceuta, the city was captured by the Portuguese during the reign of John I of Portugal. The Benemerine sultan besieged the city in 1418 but was defeated. Phillip II (King of Spain 1556-1598), ascended the Portuguese throne in 1580 and Spanish kings of Portugal governed Ceuta for 60 years (Iberian Union). During this time, Ceuta attracted many residents of Spanish origin.  Ceuta became the only city of the Portuguese Empire that sided with Spain when Portugal regained its independence in 1640, and war broke out between the two countries.



References: Howgego, Printed Maps Of London 3; Pastoureau, M. Belleforest I-1, 4.

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