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