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  EUROPE 
 Malta 

ABELA, Giovanni Francesco. [A rare 18th century map of Malta published on the island]
Malta colle sue Citta, Fortificazioni, Terre, Villaggi, Vallonie, e Luonghi Alpestri, con le sue Isole Adiacenti. Malta: Giovanni Mallia, 1772-80. Engraving, 305 x 715mm.
A scarce map of Malta and Gozo, orientated with north to the bottom right, from the edition of Abela's 'Malta Illustrata' revised Giovannantonio Ciantar. MASON & WILLIS: 101.
[Ref: 15698]    £2,600.00 ($3,453 • €2,972 rates)


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 ($996 • €857 rates)


POZZI, G. [19th century map of Malta]
Gruppo delle Isole di Malta. Milan, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 385 x 590mm.
Old map of Malta & Gozo.
[Ref: 13744]    £280.00 ($372 • €320 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Superbly detailed plan of Valetta]
Plan of the Harbours and Fortifications of Valetta In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1852] . 650 x 490mm. Mint condition, on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1852.
A detailed plan of the city, with inset views of the city, the Castle of S.Angelo and the Castle and Lighthouse of S.Elmo. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9184]    £950.00 ($1,262 • €1,086 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Chart of Marsa Scirocco, Malta.]
Plan of Marsa Scirocco, In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1850]. 630 x 470mm. Printed on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1846.
A detailed chart of Marsa Scirocco, with an inset of St Lucian's Tower. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9182]    £490.00 ($651 • €560 rates)


SMYTH, William Henry. [Chart of St Paul's Bay, Malta.]
Plan of St. Paul's Bay, In the Island of Malta... London, Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1823 [-1846]. 490 x 640mm. Printed on Whatman Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1846.
A detailed chart of St Paul's Bay, with 'The Traditional Wreck of Saint Paul' marked. Two insets contain views of the Salmona Palace and Koura Point. In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic War, Lieut. Smyth was posted to Sicily, which he used as a base to survey the coasts of Italy and Africa, with the islands in between. 32 charts and views were published by the Admiralty, which remained the core hydrography of the central Mediterranean until the end of the century. He published his own account, "Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands...", in 1824. His final naval rank was admiral.
[Ref: 9183]    £490.00 ($651 • €560 rates)


ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICE. [Detailed folding map of Malta]
Map of the Island of Malta Prepared in the Royal Engineers Office, Malta. London: War Office, 1910. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 840 x 750mm.
Detailed map of Malta on a scale of two inches to a mile, with a key detailing roads, railways, churches, police stations, aquaducts and other water supplies. At the time the island was the Royal Navy's base in the Mediterranean.
[Ref: 13714]    £400.00 ($531 • €457 rates)


 Gibraltar 

KEULEN, Johannes van. [Dutch sea chart of the harbour of Gibraltar]
Nieuwe en seer nette Caart van de Baay en Stadt Gibraltar , Geteekent door Wel Ed:e H.r H. Leysnslager Cap:t in't Edel Moogende Collegie ter Admiraliteyt alhier. Amsterdam, c.1730. 500 x 590mm.
Antique sea-chart of the Bay of Gibraltar, with the Rock shown in relief, based on a survey by Hendrik Lynslager (1693-1768), a Dutch naval captain who spent much of his career protecting Mediterranean shipping from the Barbary pirates. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1750.
[Ref: 12085]    £450.00 ($598 • €514 rates)


DECKER, Paul. [The Relief of Gibraltar by Admiral Leake]
Die Gluckliche Entsezung der Haupt Vetung Gibraltar... Augsburg, Jeremias Wolff, c.1720. Etching, 430 x 400mm.
After the capture of Gibraltar by the British and Dutch under Admiral Rooke in 1704, part of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the combined Spanish and French force laid siege to the fortress. This plate shows Admiral Sir John Leake's attack on the enemy's fleet in the Battle of Cabrita Point, 21st March 1705, which broke the siege. The central scene is surrounded by a rococo border with trophies and allegorical figures, with an inset map of the Rock and a German-text description. Bottom right a lion stands on a shield decorated with the fleur-de-lis. The plate was etched by 'I.I.K' after a painting by Paul Decker, and was published by Wolff in 'Repraesentatio belli, ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...', a history of the War of the Spanish Succession.
[Ref: 12773]    £500.00 ($664 • €572 rates)


LETH, Andries de. [Dutch broadsheet of the Anglo-Spanish War, 1727-9.]
Niew en Seer Naw Keurig Corecte Plan van Gibraltar... Amsterdam, Andries & Hendrick de Leth, 1727. 410 x 575mm plus separate letterpress sheet. Narrow margins, repairs to folds.
A rare broadsheet map published to illustrate accounts of the 1727 Anglo-Spanish War. The largest map shows the siege of Gibraltar, dedicated to Lord Portmore who, as governor of Gibraltar from 1713-20, had greatly improved the defences of the fortress. Underneath are: a plan of the Blockade of Porto Bello in Panama, in which the British didn't fire a shot but lost three-quarters of their men to disease; the Strait of Gibraltar; and a plan of Cartagena, the Spanish naval base.The letterpress text contains a key to the Gibraltar map in French and Dutch and a description in Dutch only.
[Ref: 11927]    £1,000.00 ($1,328 • €1,143 rates)


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