Auction 108, Lot 605

"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.


Condition: B

Good impression and coloring. Fingernail sized portion of margin missing to plate mark. Map fully backed with heavy paper.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/29/2004