"Melite Insula vulgo Malta", Dapper, Olivier
Period: 1670 (circa)
Publication: Der Afrikaensche Eylanden
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm
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.
Side margins extended to better accommodate framing. Couple of tiny wormholes expertly filled.