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Auction 185, Lot 702


"Vue de Tunis d'Alger & de Gigeri avec Quelques Particularitez Curieuses Touchant les Moeursde Leurs Habitans & de Quelques Autres Peuples de Barbarie", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Tunis, Tunisia

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

17.1 x 14.4 inches
43.4 x 36.6 cm
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Very interesting and ornate series of views illustrating the cities and people of the Barbary Coast. At the top of the sheet are three views of Algiers; ships battling in the bay, a funeral scene and the execution of criminals by hurling them off of the battlement wall onto a giant hook. Along the bottom are three excellent views of the bays and towns of Gigery, Tripoli and Tunis. Flanking the central French text, six more vignettes focus on the inhabitants and their customs.


Condition: B+

A fine impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg Bend & Lily watermark. There are separations along the centerfold that have been repaired with archival materials and minor scattered foxing and toning.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $18

Closed on 11/17/2021