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Auction 157, Lot 698

"Plan du Port de Tripoli de Barabarie...", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Tripoli, Libya

Period: 1823 (dated)


Color: Black & White

21.4 x 13.8 inches
54.4 x 35.1 cm

This chart depicts the city of Tripoli in plan form with its fortifications. Batteries, an English fort, and the home of the British consul are located along the coast. In the water, there is plenty of navigational information, including soundings, hazards, small islands, and bottom type. A block of descriptive French text appears beneath the circular title cartouche at left. Drawn by Besancon and engraved by E. Collin. The engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine is at bottom right and Prix Deux Francs appears below neatline at right.


Condition: A+

A fine impression on a sturdy sheet.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/4/2016