Baudier, Michel

1659

Young female Moorish slave of Algiers

Fille Moresques esclave en Alger ville de Barbarie

DESCRIPTION: Scarce copperplate engraving of a young female Moorish slave (Fille moresques esclave) by Nicolas de Nicolay from "L'histoire de la d├ęcadence de l'empire grec et establissement de celuy des Turcs."

Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-1583), was a French geographer. In 1556 de Nicolay received the official title of "geographer of the king." In 1551, Henry II ordered Nicolas de Nicolay to follow Gabriel Aramon, during an embassy to the Grand Turk Suleiman the Magnificent. During this trip through Malta, Algeria, Libya, and the Greek islands he made 800 to 900 drawings of sites, cities, islands, ports, castles and fashion. Page 38.

CREATOR: Baudier, Michel

PUBLICATION DATE: 1659

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Algeria

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Fine impression on supple laid paper.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 7 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 77

PRICE: $90


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