Auction 113, Lot 661

"Ancien Plan de l'Isle de Malte, ou S. Paul Aborda apres son Naufrage, Act XXVIII.1", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Mediterranean - Malta

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: Dictionnaire historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 11.5 inches
43.2 x 29.2 cm

Very uncommon map of the island of Malta where the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked while being transported to Rome as a prisoner. A small compass rose orients the map with north in the bottom right corner. A large cartouche contains a key listing 33 important sites including St. Paul's Bay, Valetta and the various forts, castles and villages.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/7/2005

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