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

After De Bourville (active 1783)

Algiers, 1783

VUE DE LA VILLE D’ALGER. / Et du Bombardement de cette Place, Par la flote Espagnole aux ordres de D. Barcelo, en Aout 1783 1783

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 15.2 x 17.2 cm (image) | RCIN 734100

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A view looking south over the Bay of Algiers showing 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).

  • After De Bourville (active 1783) (artist) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Dessiné d’après nature par M.r de Bourville.

    Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of view:] La Gravure dirigé par M.r Ponce.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration to both sides

  • 12.0 x 17.2 cm (neatline)

    15.2 x 17.2 cm (image)

    17.1 x 21.0 cm (platemark)

    25.1 x 36.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    VUE DE LA VILLE D’ALGER. / Et du Bombardement de cette Place, Par la flote Espagnole aux ordres de D. Barcelo, en Aout 1783. [bottom centre, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below title, a description of the action and explanation of symbols on the view.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Algiers August 1783.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil: Algiers/August] 1783; [top left, black pencil, erased and partly legible:] XXIII/[?]. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Algiers Vue de la Ville d’Alger et du Bombardement de cette Place par la Flotte Espagnole aux ordres de D. Barcelo en Aout 1783: par M. de Bourville, gravée par Ponce.

  • 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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