Auction 149, Lot 685

"De Stadt Algier / The City of Algier", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Algiers, Algeria

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 10.2 inches
36.1 x 25.9 cm

Striking view of the city from the sea with various types of ships and boats in the foreground. The fortified city is built into a hillside, rising dramatically above the bay, with two large castles at the pinnacle. In the foreground several ships engage in battle. The title and the lettered key appears in both Dutch and English. The imprint of R. Zeeman appears at bottom right.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.DAPP-1b.

Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/21/2014