Seller: geographicusmaps (3,942) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254530 1686 Dapper View of Tripoli, Libya ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: De Stadt Tripolis. La Ville de Tripoli. Description: This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper view of Tripoli, the capital of Libya. The view depicts the city from the sea, highlighting its formidable coastal fortifications. In the foreground, two ships appear to have collided with each other and are burning, while other ships rush to help the unfortunate sailors aboard the two stricken vessels. Although Tripoli was a hub for barbary pirates, it does not appear that this scene depicts a battle. The fortifications in the background, protecting Tripoli, belong to Assaraya al-Hamra or the Red Castle. The Knights of St. John built the fortress after the Spanish awarded the city and the island of Malta to the Order. As the Knights of St. John had been expelled from their stronghold on Rhodes by the Ottoman Turks, they immediately recognized the need for enhanced city walls and other defenses, which led to the construction of the Red Castle Several ships are illustrated nearly out of sight in the bay, only one ship is partially illustrated, the others are simply masts. This view was produced by Olfert Dapper and published by in the French edition of Description of Africa entitled Description de L'Afrique and published in 1686. Size: Printed area measures 10.75 inches high by 14 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Light soiling. Wear along margins. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Light soiling. Wear along margins.