Auction 125, Lot 824

"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 illustrating the cities and people of the Barbary Coast. At the top of the sheet are three views of Algiers; ships battling in the bay, a funeral scene and the execution of criminals by hurling them off of the battlement wall onto a giant hook. Along the bottom are three excellent views of the bays and towns of Gigery, Tripoli and Tunisia. Flanking the central French text, six more vignettes focus on the inhabitants and their customs.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/24/2008

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