1834 S.D.U.K. Map of Algeria, Barbary Coast, Northern Africa

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,950) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362561768959 When ordering from the US, parcels may be subject to import tax and duty charges, which the buyer is responsible to pay. 1834 S.D.U.K. Map of Algeria, Barbary Coast, Northern Africa WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: North Africa or Barbary II Algier. Description: This is a scarce and beautiful 1834 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or S.D.U.K. map of Algeria on the Barbary Coast of northern Africa. It covers from the Mediterranean Sea south to the Sahara Desert and the Melgig Salt Marsh and from the Desert of Angadd east as far as the border of Tunisia. Throughout the map identifies various cities, rivers, lakes, early roads, mountains and an assortment of additional topographical details. Elevation is rendered by hachure. The western part of Algeria is covered in an inset in the bottom left quadrant. Throughout the map includes several annotations regarding the topography and geographical features. Long a hotbed of piracy and a center for the Slave trade, the Barbary coast, including the Maghreb, was being conquered by France as this map was drawn. Frances tenuous conquest of Tunisia and Algeria in 1830 finally ended the threat of the Barbary Corsairs. After its conquest by the French in 1830, Algeria became an attractive destination for European immigrants. However the majority indigenous Muslim population was dissatisfied with the political system. This dissatisfaction would ultimately trigger the Algerian War and lead to Algeria's independence from France. This map was originally published by Baldwin and Cradock and copyrighted in 1834, but was issued in Volume two of Chapman and Hall's 1844 edition of Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge . It was engraved by John Walker of J. and C. Walker. Size: Printed area measures 13 inches high by 16 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Bears University of California Library Stamp, from which it was deaccessioned, in lower right quadrant. Blank on verso. 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 FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. 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 as educational materials, 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 for insurance purposes. 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. "

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