Auction 139, Lot 556

"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

18.3 x 11.3 inches
46.5 x 28.7 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. A nice compass rose orients north in the lower right corner.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with a couple of small, professionally repaired holes at left. Remargined at left with a small amount of neatline in facsimile, and a few chips in top blank margins that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/15/2012