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  EUROPE 
 Malta 

FERRETTI, Francesco. [A rare 16th century miniature map of Malta]
Ragionevol' Forma et Vera Postura del Isola di Malta.. Ancona: F. Salvioni, 1579-80. 135 x 90mm.
A map of Malta within a circle with only a few place names, surrounded by sea monsters and a galley. It was engraved by Michel'Angelo Marrelli for 'Diporti Notterni Dialloghi...', a small military manual that contained 28 maps of islands. The author, Francesco Ferreti (1523-93), was a Knight of the Order of St Stephen, which was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici to help fight the Ottomans and pirates of the Mediterranean and had participated at the great Battle of Lepanto less than a decade earlier. Dedicated to Francesco de'Medici, Cosimo's son and successor as Grand Duke of Tuscany, the manual's maps are of the Mediterranean islands most at risk, with a map of Britain being the only exception. GANADO: 23.
[Ref: 15502]    £700.00 ($890 • €781 rates)


 Corsica 

FERRETTI, Francesco. [A rare 16th century miniature map of Corsica]
Ragionevol' Forma et Vera Postura del' Isola di Corsica. Ancona: F. Salvioni, 1579-80. 130 x 85mm.
Map of Corsica within a circle with only a few place names. It was engraved by Michel'Angelo Marrelli for 'Diporti Notterni Dialloghi...', a small military manual that contained 28 maps of islands. The author, Francesco Ferreti (1523-93), was a Knight of the Order of St Stephen, which was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici to help fight the Ottomans and pirates of the Mediterranean and had participated at the great Battle of Lepanto less than a decade earlier. Dedicated to Francesco de'Medici, Cosimo's son and successor as Grand Duke of Tuscany, the manual's maps are of the Mediterranean islands most at risk, with a map of Britain being the only exception.
[Ref: 15501]    £700.00 ($890 • €781 rates)


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