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  EUROPE 
 Cyprus 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Early 17th century map of map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insula. Venice, Paolo & Francesco Galignani, 1621. Coloured. 140 x 180mm, set in a page of text.
Map of Cyprus, reduced from Ortelius' map by Girolamo Porro, with an Italian text below the map and on the reverse. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus Vol 1, 38.
[Ref: 19192]    £400.00 ($516 • €456 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17t century miniature map of Cyprus]
Isles de Cypre. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Highly decorative miniature map of Cyprus with a title cartouche depicting an infantry battle.
[Ref: 17198]    £300.00 ($387 • €342 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 ($1,225 • €1,084 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 ($206 • €183 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 ($2,836 • €2,510 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 ($3,094 • €2,738 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 ($902 • €799 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 ($464 • €411 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century miniature map of Malta]
Malta olim. Melita Insula. Antwerp: Philip Galle, 1595, Latin text edition. 75 x 100mm.
Malta, from the Galle edition of Ortelius's 'Epitome'. Unusually the title is written on the map rather than in a cartouche. KOEMAN: Ort 56; GANADO: 40.
[Ref: 18203]    £285.00 ($367 • €325 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [A 17th century plan of Valletta]
Valletta Citta Nova di Malta. Frankfurt, c.1638. Coloured. 180 x 360mm.
A map-view prospect of Valletta with a 41-point key, published in Merian's 'Topographia'. An ornate cartouche contains a map of Malta and Gozo, and a compass rose shows the position of Malta in relation to Italy and Sicily.
[Ref: 18166]    £680.00 ($877 • €776 rates)


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