Ottens’ Map of AlgeriaSKU: 5881
Ottens’ Map of Algeria
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44.5 x 56 cm
Nouvelle Carte du Roiaume d’Alger […]
Copper engraving, 44.5 x 56 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso; map of Algeria with an inset of the Bay of Algiers. Ottoman Algeria was a hub of privateering and the Mediterranean slave trade. Well known to European map-makers since Roman times, the threat from the Barbary prirates kept interest in north Africa current.