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Tunis

Samuel Davenport (1783 - 1867)

Coloured engraving

1830
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Tunisia
    City: Tunis
    Place: British Embassy
    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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  • Details
    Title
    Tunis
    Date
    1830
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 20.50 cm, width: 27.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Provenance
    Map House, London; Foreign & Commonwealth Office (British Embassy, Tunis)
    GAC number
    17666