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Auction 108, Lot 501

"Melite Insula vulgo Malta", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Malta

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Der Afrikaensche Eylanden

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm
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Lovely map of Malta and Gozo with fine detail of the topography, settlements and fortifications. Neptune and his entourage with two crosses of the Knights of Malta surround the large title cartouche. Ships and fishing boats surround the island, including a vignette of a sea battle at upper left.

References: Nordenskiold #418.

Condition: A

Side margins extended to better accommodate framing. Couple of tiny wormholes expertly filled.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/29/2004