© Ministry of Culture, Algiers


Name of Object:

Die stadt Algier

Location:

Algiers , Algeria

Holding Museum:

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

Date:

17th century

Type of object:

Print

Artists:

Wolffgang Andreas Matthäus (1660, Chemnitz-1736, Augsbourg)

Museum Inventory Number:

IG 1207

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Black and white engraving

Dimensions:

35.4 x 25.5

Description:

According to the historiographer Gabriel Esquer, this illustration was the most detailed view of Algiers available in the 17th century. The artist has accurately mapped out the streets and houses of the city.

Citation of this web page:

Dalila Orfali "Die stadt Algier " in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;dz;1;en&id=prints_and_drawings

Prepared by: Dalila Orfali
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: DZ 003