"Gigeri, een Koopryk Dorp in Barbarye, aen de Middellantsche zee, in de Landtstreek Gigel", Schenk, Pieter
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10.2 x 8 inches
25.9 x 20.3 cm
A fine rendering of the fortified city on a small peninsula with a French ship under full sail in the foreground and vast mountains in the background. A galley is underway with oars at the ready. Picture frame border and second title in Latin. Gigeri was about 120 miles from Algiers on the Barbary Coast. The French maintained a factory and fort there until the Arabs routed them in 1664.
Good impression and coloring. Fingernail sized portion of margin missing to plate mark. Map fully backed with heavy paper.