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  EUROPE 
 Cyprus 

JANSSON, Jan. [Map of classical Cyprus]
Cyprus, Insula læta choris blandorum et mater amoram. Amsterdam, c.1700, blank verso. Coloured. 350 x 470mm. A very fine example with wide margins.
Classic map of Cyprus, published for the Hornius 'Atlas of the Ancient World'. With engraved names of the provinces in Cyprus, mountains, woods and some place names along the coasts. A beautiful hand colored example of this decorative map. In the Mediterrarean Sea with three engraved sailing ships, two compass roses and a sea monster ZACHARAKIS: 1123, illus.
[Ref: 16288]    £1,250.00 ($1,681 • €1,420 rates)


FRANCO, Giacomo. [Lasor a Varea's issue of Franco's map of Cyprus]
Cipro. Padua: Giovanni-Battista Conzatti, 1713. 95 x 175mm, set in text.
Giacomo Franco's map of Cyprus, first published in 1597 and again with text by Giusseppe Rosaccio the following year, here republished in Alfonso Lasor a Varea's 'Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum calamo delineatus'. Nicosia is marked, illustrating the star-shaped defensive walls of the city. See BCCF: 40 for first issue.
[Ref: 15862]    £950.00 ($1,278 • €1,079 rates)


MYLLER, Angelicus Maria [Frontispiece from 'Peregrinus in Jerusalem']
Terraque Marique. Vienna & Nürnburg: Peter Conrad Monath, 1735. 180 x 135mm.
A frontispiece from 'Peregrinus In Jerusalem', the account of the 1718 journey of German monk Angelicus Maria Myller from Rome to Jerusalem then on to Troy, Gallipoli, Constantinople, Syria then back to Rome via Malta. This plate is a summary: it shows Myller riding a donkey into Egypt, with a bird's-eye view of the eastern Mediterranean behind, marking 'Caromania' (Turkey), Syria and Cyprus. 'Terraque Marique’ roughly means ‘by land and sea’.
[Ref: 17187]    £160.00 ($215 • €182 rates)


GAUDRY, Albert & DAMOUR, Amédée. [Map of the agriculture of Cyprus]
Essai d'une Carte Agricole de L'Isle de Chypre... Paris, 1854. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, sheet 640 x 970mm. Linen fragile at folds.
A detailed map of the island, marking the different uses of the agricultural land, created when Napoleon III of France had plans to appropriate the island as a naval base with which to control the Eastern Mediterranean. A highly-influential map, with information still being used by cartographers when Cyprus became a British protectorate a quarter of a century later. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 83.
[Ref: 11615]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


MAS LATRIE, M.L. de. [Large and detailed map of Cyprus]
Carte de L'Isle de Chypre dressée par M.L. de Mas Latrie pour servir à l'Histoire de l'Ile de Chypre sous le Règne des Princes de la Maison de Lusignan. 1862. Paris, 1862. Original colour. 575 x 915mm. With centre fold only.
Large map of Cyprus, marking details as small as mills, ruins and tombs. Listed bottom right are ten maps Mas Latrie consulted while compiling this map. Jacques Maries Joseph Louis de Mas Latrie visited Cyprus in 1844-5 and published a three-volume History of Cyprus, Vol II in 1852, III in 1855 and, perversely, the first volume in 1862, in which this map appeared. Mas Latrie also published an account of the construction of the map in 1862: a PDF version is available at: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/bec_0373-6237_1863_num_24_1_445868. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 84, 'the father of the medieval history of Cyprus'; See BANK OF CYPRUS: 150 for later state.
[Ref: 11646]    £2,400.00 ($3,228 • €2,726 rates)


 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 ($942 • €795 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock map of Malta & Gozo]
[Melita.] Basle c.1580, with German text. Woodcut map, printed area 120 x 80mm, set in a page of text. A very good example.
Malta and Gozo, set in a page of text, from the 'Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Länder..'
[Ref: 15668]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


PORCACCHI, Tomaso. [Early map of the island of Malta]
Malta. Venice, Georgio Angelieri for the heirs of Simone Galignani, 1590. 110 x 150mm, set in text. A very fine example on heavy paper.
Malta, engraved by Girolamo Porro of Padua after Domenico Zenoi's map published during the siege of 1567. This map was published in Poracchi's 'L'Isole piu famose del mondo', with a text in Italian that includes a description of the siege.
[Ref: 15506]    £360.00 ($484 • €409 rates)


NABERAT, Anne de. [The Knights Hospitallers in Valletta]
Valletta citta Nova di Malta. Paris: Jean Baudoin, c.1629. 195 x 270mm. Window mounted in old paper. A very fine example.
A scarce plan of Valletta, drawn by Douillier after Villamena and engraved by H. Raignauld for Anne de Nabarat's French translation of Giacamo Bosio's 'History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem'.
[Ref: 15114]    £1,280.00 ($1,722 • €1,454 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Map of the defences of Valletta]
Malte. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 145 x 100mm.
A map of the defences of Valletta presented as a bird's-eye view. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 15716]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


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