Malta

000967
  • Author: John Ogilby
  • Date: 1670
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 14 3/4" x 11 1/8"
  • Centimeters: 37.82 x 28.53
  • Price: Sold
Description:

Melite Insula vulgo Malta, Amsterdam.

A map of the island of Malta, characterized by the finely engraved graphic depiction of the topography of the landmass. A dramatic cartouche and the depiction of a battle at sea, possibly referencing the Siege of Malta by the Ottomans in 1565, complete the composition.

John Ogilby (1600-1676) was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer. Best known for publishing the first British road atlas, he was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions.
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