Malta Map Monday

Beautiful and Historic Maps of Malta Updated Weekly by the Malta Study Center at HMML.
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Sept. 28. We have a new #MaltaMapMonday engraving today by Charles Inselin, and shows the details of Valletta with the additions of Floriana and the Cotoner Lines. This map comes from Nicolas de Fer's "Les forces de l'Europe, ou Description des principales villes, avec leurs fortifications,” Paris: chez l’auteur dans l’Isle su palais, 1690-1694.

Sept. 28. We have a new #MaltaMapMonday engraving today by Charles Inselin, and shows the details of Valletta with the additions of Floriana and the Cotoner Lines. This map comes from Nicolas de Fer's "Les forces de l'Europe, ou Description des principales villes, avec leurs fortifications,” Paris: chez l’auteur dans l’Isle su palais, 1690-1694.

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.

Sept. 8. #MaltaMapMonday wants to share the Lucini engraving based on the Matteo d'Aleccio original. The engraving depicts the arrival of the relief forces from Sicily that helped break the siege. “La venvta dell gran soccorso a di VII di Settembre del MDLXV,” Anton Francesco Lucini, Disegni della guerra, assedio et assalti dati dall’armata turchesca all’isola di Malta l’anno MDLXV. sotto il governo di Fr. Gio. Parisotto di Valletta Gran Maestro (Rome: Nicolò Allegri, 1631).

Sept. 8. #MaltaMapMonday wants to share the Lucini engraving based on the Matteo d'Aleccio original. The engraving depicts the arrival of the relief forces from Sicily that helped break the siege. “La venvta dell gran soccorso a di VII di Settembre del MDLXV,” Anton Francesco Lucini, Disegni della guerra, assedio et assalti dati dall’armata turchesca all’isola di Malta l’anno MDLXV. sotto il governo di Fr. Gio. Parisotto di Valletta Gran Maestro (Rome: Nicolò Allegri, 1631).

Aug. 31. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬. This 17th-century print by the poet Daniel Meisner formed part of his "Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren und bestendiger Freund" printed by Eberhard Kieser in Frankfurt in 1638. Note the classical medical Stoic proverb in Latin "Whatever you do, do it wisely, and look at the end" followed by a more Christian "At the end of life, there will be eternal life." The title reads, "One must reflect on the end of life."

Aug. 31. #‎MaltaMapMonday‬. This 17th-century print by the poet Daniel Meisner formed part of his "Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren und bestendiger Freund" printed by Eberhard Kieser in Frankfurt in 1638. Note the classical medical Stoic proverb in Latin "Whatever you do, do it wisely, and look at the end" followed by a more Christian "At the end of life, there will be eternal life." The title reads, "One must reflect on the end of life."

August 17, #MaltaMapMonday and #EarlyGreatSiegeHistories continues this week with an early imprint of the siege published in Venice by Luca Bertelli. Bertelli's copy was based on earlier versions composed by Domenico Zenoi. "Porto di Malta," Venice: 1565.

August 17, #MaltaMapMonday and #EarlyGreatSiegeHistories continues this week with an early imprint of the siege published in Venice by Luca Bertelli. Bertelli's copy was based on earlier versions composed by Domenico Zenoi. "Porto di Malta," Venice: 1565.

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.

July 27, #MaltaMapMonday‬ brings a visual history with historical depictions of the Great Siege of Malta. "Nvovo et verissimo ritratto del isola di Malta" published c. 1565 in Rome by Gaspare Alberti. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

July 27, #MaltaMapMonday‬ brings a visual history with historical depictions of the Great Siege of Malta. "Nvovo et verissimo ritratto del isola di Malta" published c. 1565 in Rome by Gaspare Alberti. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

July 13, #MaltaMapMonday brings us a rare small sixteenth-century map. The map was published by Zacharias Heyns in his "Le Miroir du Monde, ou, Epitome du Theatre d'Abraham Ortelius," (Amsterdam, 1598).

July 13, #MaltaMapMonday brings us a rare small sixteenth-century map. The map was published by Zacharias Heyns in his "Le Miroir du Monde, ou, Epitome du Theatre d'Abraham Ortelius," (Amsterdam, 1598).

July 6, #MaltaMapMonday brings us an early seventeenth-century map with sea creatures! Petrus Bertius, "Malta," hand colored, published in Amsterdam in 1616.

July 6, #MaltaMapMonday brings us an early seventeenth-century map with sea creatures! Petrus Bertius, "Malta," hand colored, published in Amsterdam in 1616.

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