Excerpt from The History of the Present War in Spain and Portugal, From Its Commencement to the Battle of Vittoria: Illustrated With Anecdotes, Civil, Military, and Political, and a Geographical View of Those Kingdoms
Gibraltar is a strong fort, situated in the most southerly... part of Spain, and belongs to Great Britain. It a very commodious harbour, formed by nature for commanding the, passage of the Streights, or in other words, the entrance, into the Mediterranean Sea. The Streights of Gibraltar are but 15 miles broad and 24 long.
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