"Abris der Vestung Tripoli in Barbarien", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Tripoli, Libya
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Europaeum
Color: Black & White
15.3 x 10.3 inches
38.9 x 26.2 cm
A stunning view of the fortifications at Tripoli, showing the major buildings and naming them with a numbered key at top. The fort surrounds four mosques, and across the bay a number of batteries are shown. Tripoli was an important base of operation for Barbary pirates throughout much of its history. A delicately engraved compass rose orients north to the lower left corner.
There is some printer's ink residue within the map, else very good.