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Number: 3746
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tunisia
Year of Origin: 1857
Title: Carte de la Regence de Tunis dressee au Depot de la Guerre.
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 1250.0
Width: 91.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 400,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Jean-Baptiste Evariste Marie Pricot de Sainte Marie
Colonel Blondel
Christian Tuxen Falbe
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Publisher: Depot General de la Guerre
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Northernmost Latitude: 37.5
Southernmost Latitude: 32.6
Westernmost Longitude: 8.1
Easternmost Longitude: 12.3
Measurement Notes: Paris prime on map, converted in database to modern Greenwich estimates
Notes: [Labail source] PRICOT de SAINTE-MARIE (Jean-Baptiste Evariste Marie) & FALBE (Christian Tuxen). [TUNISIA] Regency card of Tunis erected at the Depot of the War. Paris, Depo de la Guerre, 1857. In two sheets that can be STITCH-joined to form a 1.25 x 0.91 m map. Rare and very large map of Tunisia, drawn up under the direction of Colonel Blondel, based on observations and reconnaissance by Christian Tuxen Falbe, Captain of the Danish Navy, and Jean-Baptiste Evariste Marie Pricot de Sainte-Marie, Chief French staff squadron. In 1837, the young captain of staff Pricot de Sainte-Marie made a long trip to Tunisia, noting at least seven routes, which took him notably to Carthage, Dougga and Le Kef, where he found Roman inscriptions. He returned there in 1838 with the special mission to complete the survey of the regency map of Tunis undertaken by the Danish francophile Falbe, at which the beylical government, committed to the modernization of the country, wanted, and to which the French government attached its side a great importance since the conquest of Algeria. The map, which covers almost the entire Tunisian territory, will be drawn up at the Depot de la Guerre, at a scale of 1: 400,000, and published in 1857. Christian Tuxen Falbe spent nearly thirteen years in the Regency of Tunis, first as consul general of Denmark (1821- 1832), under the reign of Mahmoud Bey (1814-1824) and Hussein Ben Mahmoud Bey (1824-1835), then as a delegate of the Society for the exploration of Carthage (1837-1838). He made, very beginning of the 1830s, the first modern map of the city of Tunis. Handwritten annotations, probably from a traveler. Copy folded. Small tears restored to the folds with small missing, the leaf in the northern part is partially yellowed. Briand-Ponsart and Crogiez, Ancient and Medieval North Africa, pp. 209- 217; Houda Bair, The triple game of an officer-cartographer in the Regency of Tunis in the 19th century.
Last updated: Nov 20, 2020