Auction 128, Lot 750

"Melita", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Malta

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Light damp stains in blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/20/2009

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