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

P. Lapi (active 1784-94)

Algiers, 1784

Veduta della Citta d’Algeri assediata dall’ Armata Bavale Spagnuola &c Il Mese di Agosto 1784 1784

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 41.6 x 66.5 cm (image) | RCIN 734102.1.a

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A perspective view looking south-west towards Algiers showing the combined attack of the second bombardment of Algiers by the Spanish, Two Sicilies, Portugal and Malta, on the Regency of Algiers. Spanish-Barbary Conflicts (1694-1784)

Although the title claims that the bombardment took place in August 1784, it actually happened 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.

  • P. Lapi (active 1784-94) (engraver)

    N. Lapini (active 1784) (engraver) [bottom left, below edge of view:] P. Lapi e N Lapini Soci Scul. in Livor. 1784.

  • Watermark: Unclear, a shield?

    Condition: one fold line; some brown discolouration and surface dirt to both sides

  • 38.4 x 66.5 cm (neatline)

    41.6 x 66.5 cm (image)

    44.3 x 69.3 cm (platemark)

    44.6 x 70.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Veduta della Citta d’Algeri assediata dall’ Armata Bavale Spagnuola &c Il Mese di Agosto 1784. [bottom, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left and bottom right, a key, 1-16, to the geographical features in the view.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Algiers August 1784.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, unclear:] a + [1]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Algiers Veduta della Citta d’Algeri assediata dell’ Armata Navale Spagnuola &.c il mese di Agosto 1784; da P. Lapi e N. Lapini 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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