Illustrated Title Page - Statue of Lord Heathfield in the Alameda Gardens
<img src="https://historyarchive.org/images/books/books-s/select-views-of-the-rock-and-fortress-of-gibraltar-1846/plates/01-title-page-statue-of-lord-heathfield-in-the-alameda-gardens.jpg" alt="Illustrated Title Page - Statue of Lord Heathfield in the Alameda Gardens from Select Views of the Rock and Fortress of Gibraltar (1846)" />
p>Commissioned in 1815 it was made from the wooden bowsprit of a Spanish ship. It was replaced by a bronze one in 1858. Being able to date this kind of trivia was symptomatic of the British colonial administration of the day. The only civilians enjoying the park are a soldier and a couple of Moorish day merchants from Barbary - a bit of local colour ... without the locals.