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Number: 3623
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tripoli, Libya
Year of Origin: 1559
Title: Tripoli Citta Di Barbaria
Language: Italian
Publish Origin: Rome
Height: 29.5
Width: 42.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Antonio Lafreri
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Northernmost Latitude: 32.9
Southernmost Latitude: 32.8
Westernmost Longitude: 13.18
Easternmost Longitude: 13.2
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Separate sheet depicting the expedition of King PHilip II that never made it. In an attempt to recapture Tripoli, which the Ottomans conquered in 1551, King Philip II of Spain organized a naval expedition in 1559. The Christian fleet was interceptednear the island of Djerba in May 1560 by the forces of Admiral Piyale Pasa at the apex of Ottoman control of Mediterrranean waters; There are other editions noted in Reiss 5.2020, Engraving (by A. Lafreri, 1560) by C. Duchetti u. G. Orlandi, Rome, 1602. 30: 43.5 cm. Bifolco / Ronca (2018), Plate 139.4 (of 5); Ganado-MNL, Orlandi 89 (with H. van Schoels address); Novacco 137.4 (from 4: Duchetti); see. Tooley, Italian Atlases 554, Fauser 14273 u. Bachmann 1105 (other editions). - Rare. First published anonymously and with a ten-line Italian text below. "Historical map ... originally published with 10 lines of text below on the occasion of a feared attack by the Turks in 1559/60" (N.)
Last updated: Jul 28, 2020