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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 ($898 • €786 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 ($462 • €404 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 • €320 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 ($1,642 • €1,437 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 ($872 • €764 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 ($282 • €247 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 ($282 • €247 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [The most decorative map of Malta celebrating the Knights]
Isola di Malta, olim Melita... Venice, c.1689. Coloured. 460 x 615mm. As normal showing the ink mark of the copper plate crack at the top left, A very fine example printed on heavy paper.
Large, decorative map of Malta and Gozo, engraved in 1689 in Coronelli's unique style and published in his 'Isolario'. Surrounding the islands are 62 engraved armorials, including the Knights of Malta. On the reverse is a small plan of Valetta set in text.
[Ref: 17578]    £3,250.00 ($4,170 • €3,650 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map of Malta]
Maltha. Ulm: Georg W. Kühnen, 1702. 70 x 80mm, set in text. A very fine example.
Charming miniature map of Malta, with a letterpress text in German. GANADO: 32; KING: Miniature Maps, 160-1.
[Ref: 15660]    £385.00 ($494 • €432 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of Malta celebrating the Knights of Malta]
Melite vulgo Malta cum vicinis Goza, quæ olim Gaulos, et Comino insulis, uti exhibetur á Nic. De Fer. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 580mm. Very fine example
A large and decorative map of Malta, orientated with north to the bottom right, with an inset map of Valletta, the arms of 64 Grand Masters of the Knights of Malta, and an allegorical scene representing the sea power of the Knights.
[Ref: 16116]    £1,850.00 ($2,374 • €2,078 rates)


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