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Number: 2992
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tripoli, Libya
Year of Origin: 1819
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 26.0
Width: 36.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Francis B. Spilsbury
Engraver: I. C. Stadler
Daniel Orme
Publisher: T. M. McLean
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Northernmost Latitude: 32.9
Southernmost Latitude: 32.85
Westernmost Longitude: 13.15
Easternmost Longitude: 13.2
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Hand Colored Aquatint Engraving, from sketches on the spot by Spilsbury, prepared by D. Orme, Engraved by I.C. Stadler, plate 18 from the second printed edition of Spilsbury's 'Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, Delineated During the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800, 1803' [1st Edition was 1803]; Spilsbury was a Naval Surgeonand participated in the British mission to the Mediterranean in 1799-1800 under command of Sir Sidney Smith to strengthen Turkish opposition to Napolean and to assist the Turks in destroying the French army standed in Egypt. Spilsbury served on Smith's leading ship HMS Tigre nd participated in ther Siege of Acre.; See the descriptioj he gave of Tripoli in the 'Picturesque Scenery". The present city is almost a mile and a half from the site of the ancient one facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its sitution very picturesque with the summit of Mt. Lebanon in the back and the mountain of Santa Cruxx on the left; [Wachle, Wayfarer]
Last updated: Apr 4, 2016