Auction 173, Lot 354

"Malta", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Malta

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of Malta with towns depicted with castles. A shipwreck with a rowboat and survivors is depicted off the northwest coast of the island. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7590:341.

Condition: B+

Light toning with damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 6/5/2019