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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Valletta]
Malta. Cologne, c.1572. Original colour. 160 x 230mm. From a larger sheet, margins added on left as usual.
An early 'map-view' of Valletta, with the major buildings shown in profile with little consideration for perspective.
[Ref: 19412]    £220.00 ($283 • €257 rates)

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 ($900 • €818 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]    £275.00 ($353 • €321 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 ($366 • €333 rates)

BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century map of Malta]
Malta. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
A miniature map of Malta, without Gozo, with a one-horned seamonster bottom right. This is an example of the second plate, with a thicker border.
[Ref: 19174]    £360.00 ($463 • €420 rates)

MERIAN, Mattheus. [A 17th century plan of Valletta]
Valletta Citta Nova di Malta. Frankfurt, c.1638. Coloured. 280 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: 18631]    £550.00 ($707 • €642 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [The scarce Jansson map of Malta in fine colour]
Insulæ Melitæ Vulgo Malte Nova et accurata Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1650, blank verso. Original colour. 410 x 515mm.
A very fine chart of Malta and Gozo with an inset malt of Valletta, decorated with elaborate title and scale cartouches, sea-monsters and a vignette sea-battle between galleys and a galleon. The map appeared in Jansson's 'Waterereld' sea-atlas, first published 1650 as the fifth volume of his 'Novus Atlas'. KOEMAN: Me 164.
[Ref: 19194]    £2,600.00 ($3,341 • €3,037 rates)

SCOTO, Francesco. [Miniature plan of Valletta]
Malta. Malta Citta. Venice: G.P.Brigonci, c.1672. Image 115 x 115mm. Laid on contemporary paper as found.
A map-view of Valletta, from the 'Itinerario Overo Nova Descrittione de' Viaggi Principali d'Italia di Francesco Scoto'. GANADO: 8.
[Ref: 18334]    £220.00 ($283 • €257 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of Malta]
Insula Malta accuratissime Delineata, Urbibus, et Fortalitiis. Amsterdam, c.1680, Fine original colour. 440 x 540mm. Old ink pagination in key.
A fine map of Malta, with the south coast of Sicily and North Africa including Tunis & Tripoli, with an inset plan of Valletta. It is based on a map by French engineer Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu, who is regarded as the first military topographer. He drew several maps of Mediterranean islands and their defences during the Ottoman wars, often decorated with aframe-like border like this. The vignette sea battle between a galleon and two galleys highlight the threat from Barbary pirates from Tunis and Tripoli.
[Ref: 19494]    £1,600.00 ($2,056 • €1,869 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 ($283 • €257 rates)

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