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  • #46
    Fleet of Algiers in 1663

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    Mercurius Publicus Comprising the Sum of Forraign Intelligence (London, England), July 9, 1663 - July 16, 1663

    Alicant, June 11

    The ship St. Andrew which arrived here was searched by the turks, herewith I send you the list of the pirates of Algiers:

    1. Nombra de Neptun, Capt Niman Baffe, Greeks Renegade
    2. The Blank Pearl, Captain Eirk, Turk
    3. St. Willem (not clear), Captain Hamet, Turk
    4. The Golden Freedom, Captain Mamet, Turk
    5. The Citron Tree, Captain Mamet Seger, Turk
    6. The Fountain, Captain Mustaffa Cafes, Turk
    7. The star and the moon, Captain Hazon, Bifcayer of Yut, Holland Renegade
    8. The Sun, Captain Mamet, Amsterdam Renegade, surnamed Kat
    9. The Seaven Starres, Captain Sliman Boffoen, Renegade a Holland
    10. The morning Star, Captain Mustaffa, Dantzick Renegade
    11. The White horse, Captain Tuback, Turk
    12. The half-moon, Captain Mamet of Algiers
    13. The seven headed dragon, Captain Safarico, Dutch Renegade
    14. The Red Pat, Captain Saban, Spanish Renegade
    15. The Date Tree, Captain Staifof, Dutch Renegade
    16. The Gilded Mill, Captain Caracase, Turk
    17. The Tyger, Captain Mamet, Dutch Renegade
    18. The Golden Sun, Captain Josoef, Turk
    19. The Golden Fish, Captain sazan, Turk
    20. The Parrot, Captain. , Turk
    21. The Golden Pearl, Captain Aly Moro
    22. St. Francise, Captain Morat, Portugal Renegade

    These Ships are all of 30, 32, 34 and 36 Guns, having in 300 or 400 men, and “yet” four Ships more in the water on the Steple and three Galleys, One whereof is at sea and eleven or twelve Row Frigets of 60 or 70 men, besides small fraught vessels.

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    • #47
      At the entrance of "le musee de l Armee" in Paris, you can see these Algerian Cannons. The inscriptions are in Arabic and the cannons were made in Algiers between 1774-1782.

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        The Reftelius project

        Research and Publication Project (2013-2016)

        Carl Reftelius and Ottoman Algiers, 1730-1739

        The Reftelius project aims at producing a critical and commented edition of Carl Reftelius’ two-volume account on Ottoman Algiers, originally printed in Stockholm in 1737 and 1739. Reftelius was appointed consulate secretary to Algiers in the early 1730s and had a first-hand possibility of depicting the city of Algiers, the coast and its hinterland through own experiences. The text, covering almost 700 pages, is an extensive narrative and the first of its kind in Scandinavia. The account and its narrative genre can internationally be placed in the contemporary and scholarly context of descriptions of North Africa (e.g. Shaw, Morgan, Tassy). Despite being unique in several ways, Reftelius account of Algiers is relatively unknown among scholars and the general public, as well as previously unused in Swedish and international research. The account has never before been re-published or translated into a foreign language. There is also an extensive lack of research on Reftelius as a person, his circle and comparative studies of the genre.

        The publication project is part of an on-going archives and history collaboration between the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Algeria with the purpose of increasing the knowledge of Northern Europe’s historical relations to Ottoman Algiers and to further develop scholarly contacts between these countries. The primary intention is that the Reftelius project shall provide an important contribution and impetus to future research on Sweden’s historic relations with North Africa and Algiers in the Ottoman period.

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