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Ottens’ Map of Algeria

SKU: 5881
£500.00

Title:
Ottens’ Map of Algeria

Date of publication:
c.1730

Printed Measurement:
44.5 x 56 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Joshua Ottens
  • Renier Ottens
  • 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.