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Johann Baptist Homann: Insularum Maltae et Goza

Map: MED2063
 
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann
Title: Insularum Maltae et Goza
Date: c. 1720
Published: Nuremberg
Width: 23 inches / 59 cm
Height: 19 inches / 49 cm
Map ref: MED2063
Description:
Splendid map of Malta and Gozo with an inset map and panoramic view of Valletta. The grand title cartouche shows three Knights of Malta praying to Jesus. Another large vignette shows a knight lounging on a substantial pile of weaponry and military equipment. The map's exquisite engraving and florid decoration is all typical of J.B Homann, considered Germany's leading cartographer of the 18th century. Original hand-colour. [MED2063]