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Auction 195, Lot 753

"Tripoli di Barbaria, een Roofnest aen de Middellantsche-Zee... / Tripolis Numidica, Ptolomaei Leptis Magna ad Mare Mediterraneum...", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Tripoli, Libya

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Hecatompolis, sive Totius Orbis Terrarum…

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8.3 inches
26.2 x 21.1 cm
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This exquisitely engraved view presents Tripoli from the vantage of the Mediterranean. Ships and galleys appear in the foreground, with one of them firing its cannons. The architecture and fortifications of Tripoli are shown in nice detail. The Latin title notes that the city is famous for its pirates.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SCHE-1a #89.

Condition: A+

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with small remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2023