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Details 1860 Dufour Map of Algeria, Barbary Coast, Northern Africa
1860 (dated) $100.00

1857 Dufour Map of Algeria

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1857 Dufour Map of Algeria



  1857 (undated)     22.5 x 30 in (57.15 x 76.2 cm)


An extremely attractive and monumentally proportioned 1857 map of Algeria by the French cartographer A. H. Dufour. Algeria is depicted divided into the administrative districts of Oran, Alger and Constantine. Shows roads, rivers, caravan routes, cities, and topographical features. Also details several nautical routes between different Algerian cities and Europe. Prepared by Dyonnet as plate no. 37 in A. H. Dufour's 1857 issued of the impressive elephant folio Atlas Universel.


Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour (1795 - 1865), also known as Auguste-Henri Dufour, was a Paris based map and atlas publisher active in the middle to late 19th century. Dufour claimed to be a student of another French cartographer, Emile Lapie. He is known to have worked with numerous other French cartographers, publishers, and engravers of the period including Andriveau-Goujon, Charles Dyonnet, and Duvotenay. His corpus includes numerous maps and atlases, the most striking of which is probably his monumental elephant folio Atlas Universel Physique, Historique et Politique Geographie Ancienne et Moderne. Dufour's student and successor was Alexandre Vuillemin. More by this mapmaker...

Charles Dyonnet (fl. c. 1822 - c. 1880) was an extremely active Paris based engraver working in the mid to late 19th century. From his offices at 220 Rue St. Jacques, Paris, Dyonnet engraved numerous maps for many of the most prominent 19th French cartographic publishers including Vuillemin, Dufour, Fremin and Duvotenay. From 1850-1861, he held the coveted position of "Graveur du D├ępot de la Marine," and in this position engraved numerous French naval and military maps. Dyonnet had a detail oriented and aesthetically minded hand and is responsible from some of the most beautiful French maps to emerge during the 19th century. Learn More...


Dufour, A. H., Grand atlas Universel physique, historique et politique geographie ancienne et moderne. (1857 issue).    


Very good condition. A couple of minor marginal repairs on verso. Light overall toning.