Port of SUAKIN or Sawakin Sudan Suaquen Red Sea Boats MALLET 1683 print
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Port of SUAKIN or Sawakin, Sudan. 'Suaquen'. Red Sea. Boats. MALLET 1683 print

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TITLE OF THE PRINT: 'Suaquen' (De L'Afrique)

Suakin or Sawakin (Arabic: Sawákin) is a port in north-eastern Sudan, on the west coast of the Red Sea. Suakin was the height of medieval luxury on the Red Sea. The old city built of coral is in ruins. In 1517, the Ottoman sultan Selim I conquered the port, and after a brief occupation by the Funj, it was thereafter the residence of the pasha of the Ottoman province of Habe. Under the Turks, Suakin declined sharply, as the Portuguese explorers discovered and perfected the sea route around Africa: when the Ottomans were unable to stop this trade, the local merchants began to abandon the town.

DATE PRINTED: 1683    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx Overall page size 13 x 21cm approximately (5 x 8 inches); image size 10.5 x 14.5cm approximately (4 x 5.5 inches)

TYPE: Original 17th century copperplate print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Allain Manesson Mallet

PROVENANCE: "Description de l'Univers", contenant les differents systemes du Monde, les Cartes generales & particulieres de la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne: Les Plans & les Profils des principales Villes & des autres lieux considerables de la Terre; avec les portraits de Souverains qui y commandent, leurs Blasons, Titres & Livrees: Et les Moeurs, Religions, Gouvernements & divers habillemens de chaque Nation, dedieé au Roy, par Allain Manesson Mallet. Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, Rue S. Jacques, MDCLXXXIII (First edition, Paris, 1683)



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Port of SUAKIN or Sawakin, Sudan. 'Suaquen'. Red Sea. Boats. MALLET 1683 print
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