Malta Map Monday

Beautiful and Historic Maps of Malta Updated Weekly by the Malta Study Center at HMML.
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March 29, in preparation for the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta, here is a ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ map of the great siege printed in the early 17th century. "Isle et Siege de Malte." printed in Paris by Jean Baudoin, c.1629. Engraved by Henri Raignauld for Anne de Nabarat's French translation of Giacamo Bosio's 'History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem'.

March 29, in preparation for the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta, here is a ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ map of the great siege printed in the early 17th century. "Isle et Siege de Malte." printed in Paris by Jean Baudoin, c.1629. Engraved by Henri Raignauld for Anne de Nabarat's French translation of Giacamo Bosio's 'History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem'.

Sept. 21. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬. A new addition this week comes from the 16th century, being a hand-colored engraving printed by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, “Malta" in Civitates orbis terrarium, vol. 1. Cologne: [s.n.], 1597. The map shows the early construction of Valletta, built as a response to the Great Siege of 1565. Note the chain across the harbor!

Sept. 21. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬. A new addition this week comes from the 16th century, being a hand-colored engraving printed by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, “Malta" in Civitates orbis terrarium, vol. 1. Cologne: [s.n.], 1597. The map shows the early construction of Valletta, built as a response to the Great Siege of 1565. Note the chain across the harbor!

Sept. 14. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬ Birds-eye view of fortified Valletta, with key. Note the Cross of St. John on the compass rose on the inset map of the Maltese archipelago. A second compass rose has a map of the Italian peninsula. Matthaus Merrian's engraving found in Martin Zeiller's "Topographia IItaliae," (1640-1730). Courtesy of Stanford University.

Sept. 14. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬ Birds-eye view of fortified Valletta, with key. Note the Cross of St. John on the compass rose on the inset map of the Maltese archipelago. A second compass rose has a map of the Italian peninsula. Matthaus Merrian's engraving found in Martin Zeiller's "Topographia IItaliae," (1640-1730). Courtesy of Stanford University.

May 11, #MaltaMapMonday brings us a map from the 18th century. "Melite vulgo Malta" by Suetter (Augsburg, c. 1760). The map includes and inset of Valletta, a ship of the order going into battle, and the heraldry of the order.

May 11, #MaltaMapMonday brings us a map from the 18th century. "Melite vulgo Malta" by Suetter (Augsburg, c. 1760). The map includes and inset of Valletta, a ship of the order going into battle, and the heraldry of the order.

April 27, #MaltaMapMonday offers us a wonderful 17th century colored map with illustrations, including naval battles, the Holy Family, and a Knight and Ottoman Turk. The map comes from J. Blaeus Grooten, "Atlas, oft Werelt- Beschryving, in welcke 't Aerdryck, de Zee, en Hemel, wort vertoont en beschreven" (Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1664).

April 27, #MaltaMapMonday offers us a wonderful 17th century colored map with illustrations, including naval battles, the Holy Family, and a Knight and Ottoman Turk. The map comes from J. Blaeus Grooten, "Atlas, oft Werelt- Beschryving, in welcke 't Aerdryck, de Zee, en Hemel, wort vertoont en beschreven" (Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1664).

August 4, #MaltaMapMonday we wanted to to share one early printed map of the Great Siege of Malta. Antione Lafréry's "Ultimo disegno delli forti di Malta uenuto novamente" published in Rome: 1565. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

August 4, #MaltaMapMonday we wanted to to share one early printed map of the Great Siege of Malta. Antione Lafréry's "Ultimo disegno delli forti di Malta uenuto novamente" published in Rome: 1565. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

June 1, #MaltaMapMonday offers us as wonderful 18th century map by A.A. P.v.d., "L'ile de Malte, anciennement Melita," published in Leiden, c.1728. The map was published in "La galerie agréable du Monde", and note the fine cartouche with naval scenes.

June 1, #MaltaMapMonday offers us as wonderful 18th century map by A.A. P.v.d., "L'ile de Malte, anciennement Melita," published in Leiden, c.1728. The map was published in "La galerie agréable du Monde", and note the fine cartouche with naval scenes.

April 13, ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ we have a nice bird's eye view of Valletta with the Maltese archipelago in a cartouche, "Valletta Citta Nova di Malta". Note the cross on the compass rose on the inset map of the Maltese archipelago. SW at top. After Villamena’s map of 1600-1602, in "Sommaire des Privileges Octroyez a l’Ordre de S. Jean" Image courtesy of the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection.

April 13, ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ we have a nice bird's eye view of Valletta with the Maltese archipelago in a cartouche, "Valletta Citta Nova di Malta". Note the cross on the compass rose on the inset map of the Maltese archipelago. SW at top. After Villamena’s map of 1600-1602, in "Sommaire des Privileges Octroyez a l’Ordre de S. Jean" Image courtesy of the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection.

March 23, for ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ we have a nice 17th century map, with all of the Maltese islands and Valletta in a cartouche. "Di Malta Gozzo Comino E Cominotto cauata dalle piu recenti notitie" Engraved by F. Donia (1686).

March 23, for ‪#‎MaltaMapMonday‬ we have a nice 17th century map, with all of the Maltese islands and Valletta in a cartouche. "Di Malta Gozzo Comino E Cominotto cauata dalle piu recenti notitie" Engraved by F. Donia (1686).

Feb 22, #‎MaltaMapMonday‬ gives a compilation map of Malta appearing alongside the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Johann Christoph Weigel, "Insularum Corsicae Sardiniae Melitae Accurata Descriptio ex mente veterum Geographorum." Nuremberg: 1718.

Feb 22, #‎MaltaMapMonday‬ gives a compilation map of Malta appearing alongside the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Johann Christoph Weigel, "Insularum Corsicae Sardiniae Melitae Accurata Descriptio ex mente veterum Geographorum." Nuremberg: 1718.

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