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Number: 3630
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algiers, Algeria
Year of Origin: 1830
Title: Plan und Karte der Kuste von Algier, nebst einer Kunsten=Karte der westlichen Halfte des Mittellandischen Meeres. Entworfen und nach den besten Franzosischen Karten fur den Umdruk gezichnet vom K.p. Ingenieur Geographen Glaser
Language: German
Publish Origin: Berlin
Height: 28.6
Width: 43.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Glaser / Glaeser
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Northernmost Latitude: 36.8
Southernmost Latitude: 36.7
Westernmost Longitude: 3.0
Easternmost Longitude: 3.1
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [RUDERMAN SOURCE] Plan and map of the coast of Algiers, together with a map = map of the western half of the Mediterranean Sea. Designed and made to the best French cards for the Umdruk signed by the K.p. Engineer geographer Glaser; Extremely rare separately pubished map of the area around the fortified city of Algiers. The map is limited to the small area between Torre-Chica in west and Cap Matifou in east, with two smaller inset maps showing the region and placement in the Mediterranean. The area around the town is treated with fine topographical detail, showing the English Fort, several other forts, the harbor, roads, buildings, residence of the Sultan, Janissary Gardens, French Consulat, Danish Conculate. The map was advertised for sale Kritischer Wegweiser im Gebiete der Landkarten-Kunde . . . Berlin, 1830. The map illustrates Algiers at the time of the French Invasion of 1830. The Invasion of Algiers in 1830 was a large-scale military operation by which the Kingdom of France, ruled by Charles X, invaded and conquered the Ottoman Regency of Algiers. Algiers had been a province of the Ottoman Empire since the Capture of Algiers in 1529 by Hayreddin Barbarossa. A diplomatic incident in 1827, the so-called Fan Affair (Fly Whisk Incident), served as a pretext to initiate a blockade against the port of Algiers. After three years of standstill and a more severe incident in which a French ship carrying an ambassador to the dey with a proposal for negotiations was bombarded, the French determined that more forceful action was required. Charles X was also in need of diverting attention from turbulent French domestic affairs that culminated with his deposition during the later stages of the invasion in the July Revolution. The invasion of Algiers began on July 5, 1830 with a naval bombardment by a fleet under Admiral Duperr?and a landing by troops under Louis Auguste Victor de Ghaisne, comte de Bourmont. The French quickly defeated the troops of Hussein Dey, the Ottoman ruler, but native resistance was widespread. This resulted in a protracted military campaign, lasting more than 45 years, to root out popular opposition to the colonization. The so-called "pacification" was marked by resistance of figures such as Ahmed Bey, Abd El-Kader and Lalla Fatma N'Soumer. The invasion marked the end of several centuries of Ottoman rule in Algeria and the beginning of French Algeria. In 1848, the territories conquered around Algiers were organized into three departments, defining the territories of modern Algeria. Rarity We note only other example at the University of Chicago.
Last updated: Jul 28, 2020