Auction 117, Lot 803

"Vue de Tunis D'Alger &c de Gigeri avec Quelques Particularitez Curieuses Touchant les Moeurs…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

Very interesting and ornate series of views detailed with the people of the Barbary Coast. On the top of the sheet are three main views of Algiers; one showing ships battling in the bay, the next showing a funeral and the final one showing how they executed criminals by hurling them off of the battlement wall onto a giant hook. On the bottom of the sheet are three excellent views of the bays and towns of Gigery, Tripoli and Tunisia. The bordering vignettes focus on the inhabitants and their mortuary customs. The central text is a description of the inhabitants of these places in French.

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Condition: B

Nice color with a professionally repaired tear to left of centerfold affecting the view of Tripoli and a short tear in blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/6/2006

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