This is a beautiful example of the 1887 Tunison map of northwest Africa. It covers Morocco, Algeria and Tunis from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahara. After its conquest by the French in 1830, Algeria became an attractive destination for european immigrants. However the majority indigenous Muslim population was dissatisfied with the political system. This dissatisfaction would ultimately trigger the Algerian War and led to Algeria's independence from France. Map is highly detailed and color coded according to political and regional boundaries. Various towns, cities, rivers, deserts, mountains and other topographical details are noted. Published as plate no. 143 in Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas.