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Number: 3644
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algeria
Year of Origin: 1846
Title: Algerie dressee au 1/1,400,000 par A.H. Dufour . . . 1846
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 50.6
Width: 99.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 400,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: A.H. Auguste-Henri Aldophe-Hippolyte Dufour
Publisher: Longuet
Fillastre Freres
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Northernmost Latitude: 37.2
Southernmost Latitude: 31.3
Westernmost Longitude: -6.1
Easternmost Longitude: 9.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [RUDERMAN SOURCE] Linen backed, rare separately published map of Algeria by A.H. Dufour, on the eve of the intensification of Algerian resistance to French Colonial Rule in the late 1840s. The map stretches from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Tunisia border and inland to a region called Sahara Algeria. The topographical detail and attention to the roads in the interior is quite remarkable. A table locates the places served on the map by steamship and a note from Dufour describing more detailed regional maps which he produced. The present map is an enlarged version of the map held by the Bibliotheque National de France, with an additional sheet added in the west, unlike any other example we could locate. The French began their occupation of Algiers in 1830, starting with a landing in Algiers. As occupation turned into colonization, Kabylie remained the only region independent of the French government. Pressure on the region increased, and the will of her people to resist and defend Kabylie increased as well. A turning point in Lalla Fadma's life was the arrival in Kabylie, in about 1849, of a mysterious man who presented himself as Mohamed ben Abdallah (the name of the Prophet), but who is more commonly known as Bou Baghla. He was probably an ex-lieutenant in the army of Emir Abdelkader, defeated for the last time by the French in 1847. Bou Baghla refused to surrender at that battle, and retreated to Kabylie. From there he began a war against the French armies and their allies, often employing guerrilla tactics; Label on back and on box-case: "Algerie. Fillastre Freres. Fosses du Chapeau Rouge, 4, pres la Bourse , a Bordeaux. Assortment Complet de Musique, Vocale, & Instrumentale, Cartes Geographiques, Montees sur tolle et vernisses, pour cercles, comptoirs, et salons de reunion. Depot De Cartes, Plans, Livres, et Instructions Pour la Marine. Atlas, - Globes et Spheres, - Guides, - Itineraires, etc. Cartes Francaises Et Etrangers. Atelier pour le Collage des Cartes et Plans."
Last updated: Nov 19, 2020