Singularitez Curieuses Des Royaumes De Maroc et de Fez Dans la Bararie. Chatelain, Henri Abraham 1684 - 1743. 20in x 17 1/2in (510mm x 440mm).This large original copper-plate engraved antique map & views of Morocco, North Africa & the Barbary Coast - with 5 vignettes of peoples of the region - was published by Henri Abraham Chatelain in 1719, in his famous Atlas Historique. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 20in x 17 1/2in (510mm x 440mm) Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 15in (440mm x 380mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm). Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None. Background: The term Barbary Coast (also Barbary, Berbery or Berber Coast) was used by Europeans from the 16th century to the early 19th to refer to the coastal regions of North Africa inhabited by Berber people. Today this land is part of the modern nations of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Barbary was not always a unified political entity. From the 16th century onwards, it was divided into the political entities of the Regency of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripolitania (Tripoli).
Major rulers petty monarchs during the times of the Barbary states plundering parties included the Pasha or Dey of Algiers, the Bey of Tunis and the Bey of Tripoli. Before then, the territory was usually divided between Ifriqiya, Morocco, and a west-central Algerian state centered on Tlemcen or Tiaret. Powerful Berber dynasties such as the Almohads (12th century) and briefly thereafter the Hafsids, occasionally unified it for short periods.From a European perspective, Tripoli in modern-day Libya, was considered its capital or chief city-though Marrakesh in Morocco was the largest and most important Berber city at the time. Some saw Algiers in Algeria, or Tangiers in Morocco as the capital. The first United States military land action overseas, executed by the U. Marines and Navy, was the Battle of Derna, Tripoli (a coastal town in modern eastern Libya) in April 1805. It formed part of an effort to destroy all of the Barbary pirates, to free American slaves in captivity, and to put an end to piracy acts between these warring tribes on the part of the Barbary states, which were themselves member states of the Ottoman Empire. The opening line of the Marines Hymn refers to this action: From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli... This was the first time the United States Marine Corps took part in offensive actions outside of the United States. Chatelain, Henri Abraham 1684 - 1743 Chatelain was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Chatelain was a skilled artist and knew combining a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition. Groundbreaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. His maps with his elegant engraving are a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking. Henri Abraham Chatelain, his father Zacharie Chatelain d. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The volumes I-IV with a Third edition and volume I with a final edition in 1739. Henri Abraham Chatelain, whose \\\"Atlas Historique\\\" was one of the most expansive Dutch encyclopedias of the age. First published in 1705, Chatelain\\\'s Atlas Historique was part of an immense seven-volume encyclopedia. Although the main focus of the text was geography, the work also included a wealth of historical, political, and genealogical information. The text was compiled by Nicholas Gueudeville and Garillon with a supplement by H. De Limiers and the maps were engraved by Chatelain, primarily after charts by De L\\\'Isle. The atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721 and was later reissued by Zacharie Chatelain between 1732 and 1739. Atlas Historique: First published in Amsterdam from 1705 to 1720, the various volumes were updated at various times up to 1739 when the fourth edition of vol. I appeared, stated as the \\\dernière edition, corrigée & augmentée.
\\\ The first four volumes seem to have undergone four printings with the later printings being the most desirable as they contain the maximum number of corrections and additions. An ambitious and beautifully-presented work, the Atlas Historique was intended for the general public, fascinated in the early eighteenth century by the recently conquered colonies and the new discoveries.Distant countries, such as the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Mongolia, China, Japan, Indonesia, etc. Take an important place in this work. In addition to the maps, many of which are based on Guillaume De L\\\'Isle, the plates are after the best travel accounts of the period, such as those of Dapper, Chardin, de Bruyn, Le Hay and other. Other sections deal with the history of the european countries, and covers a wide range of subjects including genealogy, history, cosmography, topography, heraldry and chronology, costume of the world, all illustrated with numerous engraved maps, plates of local inhabitants and heraldic charts of the lineages of the ruling families of the time. The maps, prints and tables required to make up a complete set are listed in detail in each volume. The accompanying text is in French and often is printed in two columns on the page with maps and other illustrations interspersed. Each map and table is numbered consecutively within its volume and all maps bear the privileges of the States of Holland and West-Friesland. The encyclopaedic nature of the work as a whole is reflected in this six frontispiece. The pages are the work of the celerated mr. And are engraved by J. New scholarship has suggested the compiler of the atlas, who is identified on the title as \\\Mr. C\\\ not to be Henri Abraham Châtelain, but Zacharie Châtelain.
See Van Waning\\\'s article in the Journal of the International Map Collectors\\\' Society for persuasive evidence of the latter\\\'s authorship. (Ref: M&B; Tooley) Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions.
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