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Auction 179, Lot 789

"Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae Oran... / Wahrhaffte Abbildung der Barbariscen Vestung Oran...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Oran, Algeria

Period: 1732 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 17.9 inches
53.1 x 45.5 cm
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Very interesting chart of the city of Oran and the surrounding coastline on the Barbary coast. The top portion is a bird's eye view of the fort and city and at the bottom is a view as seen from the sea. There are numerous different types of ships and boats, including a battle scene. A lettered key identifies a number of locations on the chart and view.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a few stains.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2020