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

Tomás López (1730-1802)

Algiers, 1784

PERSPECTIVA DE LA PLAZA / DE ARGEL / SITUACION DE LA ESQUADRA ESPAÑOLA / y Buques auxiliares de Napoles y Malta, al mando / del Teniente General de la Real Armada el Exmo Señor / DON ANTONIO BARCELÓ, / y figuracion del Ataque de... published 1784

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 39.0 x 59.2 cm (image) | RCIN 734101

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Two perspective views showing the combined attack of the second bombardment of Algiers by the Spanish, Two Sicilies, Portugal and Malta, on the Regency of Algiers between 12 and 21 July 1784. The action led to the capitulation of the Dey of Algiers, ending Barbary piracy in the Mediterranean until the Napoleonic Wars. Spanish-Barbary Conflicts (1694-1784). Oriented with south-west to top.

  • Tomás López (1730-1802) (engraver) [top right, below title, in title cartouche:] Hecho por Don Joseph Lopez Llanos, Ingeniero / extraordinario de Marina y Ayudante del referido / Comandante General de la Esquadra, / y grabado baxo del cuidado de / Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo del Rey / Madrid año de 1784.

    After Don José Lopez Llanos (active 1784) (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; surface dirt along fold line

  • 38.4 x 58.6 cm (neatline)

    39.0 x 59.2 cm (image)

    40.9 x 61.8 cm (platemark)

    43.0 x 63.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PERSPECTIVA DE LA PLAZA / DE ARGEL / SITUACION DE LA ESQUADRA ESPAÑOLA / y Buques auxiliares de Napoles y Malta, al mando / del Teniente General de la Real Armada el Exmo Señor / DON ANTONIO BARCELÓ, / y figuracion del Ataque de la mañana del dia 12 de Julio de / 1784, dirigido por dicho General y por su Mayor el Capitan de Navio / DON JOSEPH LORENZO DE GOYCOCHEA, / Caballero del Orden de San Luis. [top right, in rococo cartouche]

    Inset:

    [bottom right, in rectangular panel:] Primer Ataque [a view with key, 1- 23, of the first attack on Algiers.] Size: 16.9 x 19.7 cm (neatline).

    Additional text:

    [top left, in rectangular panel, a key, 1- 31, and A-F, to the principal topographical features of the map:] Explication de la Plaza y sus Fortalezas. [Bottom left, in rectangular panel, a key, 1-43, to the names of the ships portrayed offshore:] Nombres de los Buques de que se compone el quadro / del fondeo de la Esquadra.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Algiers 12 July 1784.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Algiers Perspectiva de la Plaza de Argel, situacion de la Esquadra Española y Buques auxiliares de Napoles y Malta, al mando del Teniente General de la Real Armada el Exmo Señor Don Antonio Barcelo; y figuracion del Ataque de la Mañana del dia 12 de Julio de 1784; por Don Joseph Lopez Llanos Ing.ro 1784.

  • 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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