"Melita", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1578 (published)
Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…
Color: Hand Color
3 x 4.8 inches
7.6 x 12.2 cm
This tiny map, set into a sheet of text (8 x 13"), is one of the earliest available maps of the strategically important Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo. The woodblock map shows the ports and cities and is surrounded by several ships.
Light damp stains in blank margins, well away from map.