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CIRNI, A. - [Double-page woodcut map of Malta]

CIRNI, A. -  [Double-page woodcut map of Malta]
[Double-page woodcut map of Malta] - CIRNI, A.
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Title : [Double-page woodcut map of Malta].
Map maker : CIRNI, A..
Date : Rome, 1567.
Size : 6.7 x 10.0 inches. / 17.1 x 25.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Very rare wood-block map of Malta, one of the earliest obtainable separately issued map of the island. Includes several sailing ships and a large compass card to the right. The map is showing the siege.
With the siege of 1565 it was quite a different matter. No less than 54 or 55 maps of the siege were issued in Italy during 1565 alone and these news-maps, or illustrated reports of the siege, flooded the print market in a way that had not happened before.
This map is from a rare work Comentarii d’Antonfrancesco Cirni Corso.. .
A work relating mainly to Ottoman/European encounters in the Mediterranean in the sixteenth century, shortly after the unsuccessful siege of Malta which is reported in detail. Apparently a scarce work. ICCU lists only three copies in Italy. ¤

Condition : With the usual center fold and small area in lower part 8x8mm reinforced and re drawn. Some slight spotting and age-toning.

ID: 14964

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