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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Tomás López (1730-1802)

Algiers, 1783

PLANO DE LA BAHÍA DE ARGEL, SITUADA EN LA COSTA DE AFRICA 1783 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:58,000 approx. | RCIN 734099

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A map of the action fought by the Spaniards against the Regency of Algiers with the aim of stemming Algerine privateering in order to secure their trading in the Mediterranean. The bombardment failed to subdue the Algerians. Spanish-Barbary Conflicts (1694-1784). Oriented with south to top.

  • Tomás López (1730-1802) (engraver) [bottom right, inside neatline:] Tomas Lopez sculpsit; [bottom left, below border:] Se hallará este con todas las obras del autor en Madrid, calle de Atocha, casa nueva de Santo Tomas, quarto principal n.o 3.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; some offsetting; surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:58,000 approx. Scale bar: Escala de 6 millas maritimas de á 60 en grado [192 mm =].

    44.0 x 63.3 cm (neatline)

    44.7 x 63.8 cm (image)

    46.0 x 66.7 cm (platemark)

    48.2 x 68.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLANO DE LA BAHÍA DE ARGEL, SITUADA EN LA COSTA DE AFRICA. [top centre]

    Additional text:

    [top, below title, a key, 1-33, to the ships:] EXPLICACION DEL ATAQUE QUE EXECUTÓ EN ESTA BAHÍA EL EXMO SEÑOR DON ANTONIO BARCELÓ SIENDO SU MAYOR GENERAL EL CAPITAN DE NAVIO DON JOSEPH LORENZO DE GOYCOCHEA A PRINCIPIOS DE AGOSTO DE 1783.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Algiers August 1783.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Algiers A Plan of the Bay and Town of Algiers, with the Bombardment by the Spanish Fleet under the command of Don Antonio Barcelo, in August 1783; by T. Lopez.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Algiers, Algeria (36°45'09"N 03°02'31"E)

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