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Number: 3225
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algiers, Algeria
Year of Origin: 1828
Title: Carte de la Baie d'Alger ses forts et ses environs Observes en 1825, Par M. Le Colonel Rottiers, avece Une vue de cette Baie prise des hauteurs vers le Cap. Caxin . . . Mai 1828
Language: French
Publish Origin: Brussels
Height: 44.4
Width: 52.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Bernard Eugene Antoine Rottiers
Engraver: Delpierre
Other Contributors: P. J. Witdoeck
Northernmost Latitude: 36.8
Southernmost Latitude: 36.7
Westernmost Longitude: 3.0
Easternmost Longitude: 3.1
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source Ruderman] Rare chart and view of Algiers and the Bay of Algiers, based upon the observations of Bernard Eugene Antoine Rottiers, during his expedition to Rhodes in 1825. Bernard-Eugene-Antoine Rottiers was born in Antwerp on August 15, 1771. He served in the miliary for Austria, the Republic of the Netherlands, and England, when , after the organization of the new kingdom of Holland, he became head of the staff to Marshal Dewinter in 1807. In 1808 he moved to the service of Russia, and served as a major in the master-quarters of Emperor Alexander, obtaining the rank of lieutenant-colonel. In 1820, Rottiers returned to his Belgium with the rank of colonel, after making an exploratory voyage to various parts of the Russian empire on the shores of the Black Sea. The result of this journey was his Itinerary from Tiflis to Constantinople, published in Brussels in 1829. King William commissioned Rottiers in 1825 to carry out the scientific mission to study the monuments of the island of Rhodes. On his way to the Orient, Colonel Rottiers explored the coast and the environs of Algiers and later executed the famous expedition of 1830 which led to the conquest of Algeria by France.
Last updated: Nov 4, 2017