Auction 126, Lot 655

"Nieuwe Kaart van 't Eiland Maltha met Gozo en Comino…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Malta

Period: 1761 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 11 inches
45.2 x 27.9 cm

Handsome, large map of the Maltese Islands with superb detail of the topography, roads, villages and fortifications. The important forts, harbors and Valetta are particularly well illustrated with a key locating important sites. The map is oriented by a compass rose with north to the lower right corner.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with a few extraneous creases. The binding trim at bottom right has been extended to better accommodate framing and a tiny tear into the neatline has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/3/2008