Malta Map Monday

Beautiful and Historic Maps of Malta Updated Weekly by the Malta Study Center at HMML.
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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.

image of Melite vulgo Malta cum vicinis Goza, quæ olim Gaulos, et Comino insulis, uti exhibetur á Nic.

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!

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. 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.

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.

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

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

April 6, #MaltaMapMonday continues are recent posting of 17th century maps, with this nice map "Malta" taken from "L'isole più famose del mondo descritte da Tomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione,' printed in Padua in 1620. Image courtesy of The Gennadius Library - The American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Map of Malta engraved by Tomaso Porcacchi, ca.

May 25, #MaltaMapMonday brings us a nice 18th century map by Isaac Tirion, “Nieuwe Kaart van’t Eiland Maltha met Gozo en Comino” published in Amsterdam in 1761. A decorative cartouche and reference panel are located on the bottom.

May brings us a nice century map by Isaac Tirion, “Nieuwe Kaart van’t Eiland Maltha met Gozo en Comino” published in Amsterdam in A decorative cartouche and reference panel are located on the bottom.

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).

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 for ‪ we have a nice 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.

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 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: Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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.

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 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,

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 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.

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. 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).

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