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Number: 3548
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algeria, Algiers
Year of Origin: 1710
Title: ALGER Capitale Royaume en Afrique
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 13.8
Width: 21.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Jean Baptiste Crepy
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Northernmost Latitude: 36.8
Southernmost Latitude: 36.7
Westernmost Longitude: 3.05
Easternmost Longitude: 3.06
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source Pahor] Rare contemporary coloured bird's eye view of Algiers with a numbered legend in the lower margin. Jean Crepy opened his own print shop around 1690 and founded a dynasty that lasted a century. His son Etienne-Louis Crepy (c.1700-1759) took over the business in 1731 and was, in turn, succeeded in 1753 by his son, Jean-Baptiste Crepy, who ran the firm until it went bankrupt in 1790, during the French Revolution. During most of its century of operation the Crepy enterprise was quite financially successful, issuing numerous portraits, topographical views and maps. As most of the separately published views by Jean Crepy the present view of Algiers is exceedingly rare. References: N/A Rare. Cf. For the Crepy Family, see Maxime Preaud, Dictionnaire des editeurs d'estampes a Paris sous l'Ancien Regime (Paris, 1987.) pp. 91-94.
Last updated: May 22, 2019