Friday, March 4, 2011

Engravings by Matthäus Merian

I found this great map of Algiers tonight which led me to the collection of engravings by Matthäus Merian in the Wikimedia Commons.


The Jovial Priest said...

What a great map. It looks like the castles/fortresses are outside the walled town. Is that your impression?

Clovis Cithog said...


that's what a midieval city should look like!

Sean Robson said...

It's also what fantasy rpg cities should look like. Awesome map, thanks for posting it.

ze bulette said...

@TheJovial: It looks like a bastide (although with a kind of inner bailey) to me here. Definitely fortresses outside of it as well though.

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