Merian the Elder
Valletta Citta' Nova di Malta
Beautiful copperplate engraving Published in
Frankfurt around 1680.
Dimensions: 33 X 38 cm
Birds eye view of the fortified city of Valetta,
Malta. In the upper left corner is a 41-point
key to the city including sites such as the
Castello di S. Elmo, the Porta Reale, the Chiesa
di S. Paolo, etc..
On the lower right, an ornate cartouche contains
a map of islands of Malta and Gozo. Just above
it is a compass rose indicating the position
of Malta in relation to Italy and Sicily.
Condition: Eight small professional
repairs visible on the back - Very attractive
clean image on the front. Light browning of
sheet (looks more conspicuous in these scans
than to the naked eye). Very attractive and
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