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Malta
BRIET, Ph.,  L'Isle de Malte avec ses Voisines./ La Valete Forte.., antique map, old maps BRIET, Ph. - L'Isle de Malte avec ses Voisines./ La Valete Forte..
Paris, 1653, In original o/l colours.. 140x185mm. A good and dark impression. Mint. Wide margins. Size of the sheet 285mm x 345mm.
Uncommon map Malta. Four maps on one sheet. With inset maps of Valetta.
Like Sanson, Briet was born in Abbeville and became a Jesuit at age 18.
His "Parallela Geographiae Veteris et Novae. / Parallela Geographiae Veteris et Novae" was both a modern and classical geographical work....
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Estimate
($ 240 - 300)

Starting bid
$ 180
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
SANSON dŽAbbeville, N., Les Isles de Malte, Goze. . ., antique map, old maps SANSON dŽAbbeville, N. - Les Isles de Malte, Goze. . .
Paris, 1656, In original colours.. 230x330mm. Excellent condition. Clean and strong paper with clear watermark and wide margins. Central fold, as published. Verso blank.
An excellent example of this very rare map of Malta, in the early version by N. Sanson dŽAbbeville from his 1656 atlas "L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes nouvelles, et exactes. . ." published in Paris.
Signed and dated in the title cartouche.

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Estimate
($ 375 - 425)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
ANONYMOUS., Valletta and its Environs., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS. - Valletta and its Environs.
London, 1850, Original lithography colouring. 394x540mm. On heavy tinted paper. The top margin is close cropped the side margins are wide but have old fixings with sufficient distance from the printed area. The left hand margin has loss again sufficient distance from the printed area.
A bird's-eye view of Valletta. Surrounded by views of important places in town, and two of local costume.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,000 - 1,200)

Bid received
$ 650
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5