Auction 162, Lot 605

Complete Four-Volume History of Malta

"[4 Volumes] Histoire de Malte",

Subject: Malta

Period: 1841 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.9 x 9.5 inches
15 x 24.1 cm

This in-depth history of Malta, by M. Miege, includes 2 lithographed folding plates. Ile de Malte et ses Dependances (14.6 x 10.4") illustrates the topography, roads, and main cities on the archipelago of Malta. Plan de la Valette et de ses Portes (14.7 x 10.5") is a highly detailed bird's-eye plan of the important port city of Valetta, Floriana, Birgu (Victorieuse) and the surrounding harbor. A numbered key identifies numerous locations. 264 pp.; 281 pp.; 255 pp.; 293 pp.; 2 folding maps. Uncut copy with original paper wrappers with engraved title pages printed on front covers and printed titling on spine.


Condition: B+

The maps have light offsetting and foxing. The text is clean and bright, with occasional minor foxing. The covers are moderately toned and foxed and the spines are lightly rubbed.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 4/26/2017