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HOÜEL, Jean-Pierre-Laurent. [A scarce map of Malta and Gozo]
Description des Isles de Malte, du Cuming et du Goze, avec les noms des Batteries, Redoutes et Retranchments qui sont le long des Côtes de ses Isles. Paris, c.1785. Aquatint and etching, printed in sepia. 260 x 375mm. Repaired tear in lower margin.
A map of Malta, Gozo and Comino from Hoüel's book 'Le voyage pittoresque des Isles des Sicilie, de Malte et de Lipari', a record of his trip around the Mediterranean in the 1770s. The map is unusual for the use of aquatint and being printed in sepia. Hoüet's drawing books, including the original of this map, were purchased by Catherine the Great and are now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg.
[Ref: 16403]    £750.00 ($965 • €822 rates)


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