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Introduction: Striking collection of 46 manuscript maps, and a few documents, showing northern Algeria. The maps date from the French invasion of Algeria (1830-1847) and originate from Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, who most likely used them to prepare his history of the conflict. They represent a noteworthy body of knowledge about this significant episode in the history of Algeria and of the French Empire. The maps are predominantly written in French, with some items in Arabic. The collection includes subsets of maps focused on Algiers and its surroundings, and maps focused on northeastern Algeria. These particular areas were the site of intense fighting between the French army and Algerian resistance forces during the French conquest of Algeria. Maps in this collection include: Plans and views of Algiers Locations of French military encampments Strategic towns around Algiers including Blida, Medea, Kolea, and Boufarik Resistance-held towns across northern Algeria, including Constantine Major waterways, coastal areas, and routes between towns in northern Algeria This collection most likely belonged to Prince Ferdinand Philippe, the Duke of Orléans, the eldest son of the French King Louis Philippe I (r. 1830-1848). Prince Ferdinand Philippe spent most of his notable military career in Algeria. He then spent his post-military life compiling a history of the French conquest of Algeria and accounts of his military campaigns. When he died at the young age of 32, the collection would have stayed within the family, eventually finding a home in the library of Ferdinand’s youngest brother, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier.
Striking collection of 46 manuscript maps, and a few documents, showing northern Algeria. The maps date from the French invasion of Algeria (1830-1847) and originate from Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, who most likely used them to prepare his history of the conflict. They represent a noteworthy body of knowledge about this significant episode in the history of Algeria and of the French Empire. The maps are predominantly written in French, with some items in Arabic. The collection includes subsets of maps focused on Algiers and its surroundings, and maps focused on northeastern Algeria. These particular areas were the site of intense fighting between the French army and Algerian resistance forces during the French conquest of Algeria. Maps in this collection include: Plans and views of Algiers Locations of French military encampments Strategic towns around Algiers including Blida, Medea, Kolea, and Boufarik Resistance-held towns across northern Algeria, including Constantine Major waterways, coastal areas, and routes between towns in northern Algeria This collection most likely belonged to Prince Ferdinand Philippe, the Duke of Orléans, the eldest son of the French King Louis Philippe I (r. 1830-1848). Prince Ferdinand Philippe spent most of his notable military career in Algeria. He then spent his post-military life compiling a history of the French conquest of Algeria and accounts of his military campaigns. When he died at the young age of 32, the collection would have stayed within the family, eventually finding a home in the library of Ferdinand’s youngest brother, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier.

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Place/Date:
Algeria / circa 1840
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54273ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / circa 1840
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Condition:
VG
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54319ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / circa 1840
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Condition:
VG
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54144ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1827 circa
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33 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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53489ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1827 circa
Size:
24.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53490ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1831 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53601ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1833 circa
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14 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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53689ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1833 circa
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53622ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1835 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53925ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
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32 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG
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53723ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53738ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
Size:
46 x 34 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53804ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53621ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53664ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1836 circa
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Condition:
VG
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54250ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1837 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53442ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1837 circa
Size:
23 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53600ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1837 circa
Size:
7 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53602ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1837
Size:
30.5 x 22.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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53791ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1839 circa
Size:
18 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53460ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1839 circa
Size:
33 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG
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53461ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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53441ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
15 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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53443ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
21 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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53462ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53488ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
39.5 x 27 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53560ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
7.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53561ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
30.5 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53779ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
14 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53703ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53843ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53880ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53902ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53944ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53943ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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53977ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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54024ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
23 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
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54046ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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54064ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
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54087ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54104ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54125ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
38 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54163ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54231ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
Stock#:
54005ab
Place/Date:
Algeria / 1840 circa
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Condition:
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54207ab