An attractive map/bird’s eye view of Algiers showing the city walls, the moat, outlying forts and settlements, by Matthew Merian. Merian was not only a publisher, but an accomplished engraver in his own right. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he spent most of his life in Frankfurt where he met and married Theodore de Bry’s daughter.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 35 x 22 cm. (14 x 8 inches).