© Ministry of Culture, Algiers

Name of Object:

Die stadt Algier


Algiers, Algeria

Holding Institution:

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

 About National Museum of Fine Arts, Algiers

Date of Object:

17th century


Wolffgang Andreas Matthäus (1660, Chemnitz-1736, Augsbourg)

Inventory Number:

IG 1207

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Black and white engraving


35.4 x 25.5


According to the historiographer Gabriel Esquer, this illustration was the most detailed view of Algiers available in the 17th century. The artist has accurately mapped out the streets and houses of the city.

Citation of this web page:

Dalila Orfali "Die stadt Algier " in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;dz;1;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Dalila Orfali
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: DZ 003