Samuel Davenport’s print published in 1830, is largely based on John Keyse Sherwin’s A General View of Tunis published in 1775 (also in the Government Art Collection). Sherwin’s print was originally published in George Millar’s ambitious work The New and Universal System of Geography: Being a Complete History and Description of the Whole World. This book aimed to provide the reader with ‘a particular, full, accurate, circumstantial and entertaining Account 'of everything from the geographical features of countries to their histories, including descriptions of flora and fauna to local customs'.
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