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Auction 130, Lot 779

"[Algier]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Algeria

Period: 1579 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 cm
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Woodblock illustration of the mighty fortress of Algiers, a major hub for Barbary coast pirates. In 1541 Emperor Charles V sent an expedition against Algiers to deprive the pirates of their base. The fleet was diminished by a storm and then defeated by the Algerians, and Algiers continued to be among the most prominent bases of the Barbary coast pirates. On a full sheet of Latin text.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009