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Description

Rare Lafreri plan of the City of Algiers by Matteo Florimi.

Florimi's works are among the rarest of the Lafreri school map makers. Siena map imprints from this time period are also very rare. This example is a very fine dark impression of the map. All other examples we have observed are from poorer and much later strikes.

The map illustrates the town, fortifications, harbor, man made breakwater and other features in and around the city. A key at the bottom identifies 48 points of local interest.

Condition Description
Ink stain on verso, just showing through in one section at center left.
Reference
Tooley 100; Spertus Asher Library Yale Map collection 336; Orlandi (Lafreri) Atlas, pl 88.