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Number: 16
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algiers, Algeria
Year of Origin: 1800 (estimated)
Title: [Algiers under the Barbary Pirates] Ansicht der Stadt, und des Hafens von Algier, mit ihren Vertheidigungswerken. Sie lebet wie ganze Republik, meist von Seerauberei, stehet unter turkischem schutz, und hat immer eine Besatzung von 12000 Janitscharen; hat eine stunde im umfang, eine 12. Fuss dicke, und 30 Fuss hohe Mauer . . .
Language: German
Publish Origin:
Height: 29.6
Width: 51.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Anonymous or Unknown
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Northernmost Latitude: 36.76
Southernmost Latitude: 36.74
Westernmost Longitude: 3.04
Easternmost Longitude: 3.06
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Ruderman source Rare (unrecorded) German view of the town, harbor and fortifications of Algiers, toward the end of the Barbary pirate period. The title describes the town as follows: ". . .It lives like the whole republic, mostly from sea robbery, under Turkish protection, and always has a garrison of 12,000 [Ottoman] Janissaries . . .has an hour in circumference, a wall 12 feet thick, and 30 feet high. . . " The image illustrates the city at the end of the piracy era. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the European sea powers turned their attention to the the Barbary corsairs. In August 1816, the city was bombarded by a British squadron under Lord Exmouth, assisted by Dutch men-of-war, destroying the corsair fleet harbored in Algiers. In 1824, Admiral Sir Harry Neal let a British bombardment of Algiers. However, the piracy activity based in Algiers did not entirely cease until France took the region in 1830.
Last updated: Mar 10, 2022