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Number: 3103
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tripoli, Libya
Year of Origin: 1676
Title: TRIPOLI In Barbary
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 24.6
Width: 32.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Wenceslas Hollar
Other Contributors: Cloudesley Shovell
John Narborough
Northernmost Latitude: 33.0
Southernmost Latitude: 32.6
Westernmost Longitude: 13.1
Easternmost Longitude: 13.2
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: source Trimming; view of the punitive operation by the English fleet against pirates in the Mediterranean, commanded by Sir John Narborough. The main fleet is shown off the harbour mouth while the row-boats, led by Lieutenant (later Admiral Sir) Cloudesley Shovell, have entered the harbour to attack the pirate vessels, destroying four in the initial attack. In subsequent days several more ships were sunk or captured. The map gives a sketch outline of the city of Tripoli, focussing on his walled defences, and principal landmarks, presumably those viewed (and viewable) by the mapmaker from the deck of one of the ships in the harbour. Prepared to illustrate Sir John Narborough's Particular Narrative of the burning in the port of Tripoli four men of war (London, 1676) but seemingly issued separately. ESTC R8333 (twelve institutional locations of the book); Pennington: Descriptive Catalogue Of The Work Of Wenceslas Hollar, 1203.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2017