JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN, Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae etc., 1732.

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JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN
Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae etc.
Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1732
Copperplate engraving with original hand color
Paper size: 21 1/2" x 24"

Oran, celebrating its recapture by the Spanish in 1732

Chart of the environs of Oran in Algeria, with a panorama of the city and environs, decorated with several seacraft. In 1509 Spain captured Oran from the Moors, but in 1708, with Spain disadvantaged by the War of the Spanish Succession, they were driven out by the Turkish Bey, Mustapha Ben Youssef. In 1732 José Carrillo de Albornoz, 1st Duke of Montemar (1671-1747), recaptured Oran, causing this map to be published, after which the Spanish held the city until 1792, when the Spanish saw no point in keeping it, when it was handed over to the Bey of Algiers.