London: 1690. unbound. View. Uncolored etching. Image measures 4 5/8" x 7 1/16" very good.
Charming panoramic view of the port of Algiers, circa 1690. The harbor view shows several ships as well as buildings and hills in the background. John Seller (c. 1630-1697) was an English instrument maker and cartographer and in 1671 he was appointed Hydrographer to the King. Seller instigated the first English maritime atlas, in an effort to compete with the successful Dutch maps at the time. This print was published in "A New Systeme of Geography...", circa 1690. A light crease and toning along the center indicates original folds. Margins cropped, left border missing from original binding.