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Auction 118, Lot 761

"Les Villes, Forts, et Chateaux de Malte", Anon.

Subject: Mediterranean - Malta

Period: 1724 (dated)

Publication: Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 8.7 inches
34.5 x 22.1 cm

This great bird's-eye plan shows the organization of the defenses of Valletta and the surrounding cities, forts and chateaux. These fortresses were built by the Knights Hospitaller after the siege of Malta by the Ottoman Turks in 1565. They evolved into the best fortifications of the 17th century and were the main base of operations for the Knights' fight against the Barbary pirates.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2007

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