CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650 – 1718) – ISOLA DI MALTA, olim MELITA – 1689


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650 – 1718) – ISOLA / DI / MALTA, olim MELITA – 1689


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650 – 1718) – 1689

Title of Map: ISOLA / DI / MALTA, olim MELITA


Year: 1689 (map date)

Plate size: 465 x 615mm

Verso: Blank

Printing method: copper engraving

Notes: Coronelli also published the Atlante Veneto (1691-1696), intended as a continuation of the Blaeu Atlas Maior. This vast work comprised some 13 volumes and a wealth of information. Lists were included of ancient and modern geographers along with astronomical, geographical, historical and ecclesiastical detail. The maps from the Atlante Veneto are engraved in characteristic fine bold style, using the latest geographical information available. Many of the more important maps were engraved on two sheets, to allow greater detail.

This map has highly detailed place names. The orietation of this map is towards North with coordinates placed around the border of the map. The title of the map is within decorative cartouche. The map depicts the coats of arms of Grand Masters ‘Fra Gerardo’ to’Giorgio [sic] Caraffa’.

Legend:  Successione, Cronologica de Mastri Hospitalieri e Gran Mastri / dell Ordine Militare di S. Gio= di Gerusalem[m]e di Rodi e di Malta.

Also larger coat of arms, possibly of Giorgio Corner.

This map comes as a pair with the plan of the Grand Harbour in this collection for sale separately.

map is in very good condition


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