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Malta

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Porro, Girolamo; Calignani, Simon; Angelieri, Giorgio
Place made: Italy, Veneto, Venezia, Venice
Date made: 1576
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Map of Malta with place names in Italian. Sea monsters, a human-serpent chimaera, and an oarship in the water. Eight-pointed compass rose. Italian text from book of origin on verso. From "L'Isole più famose del mondo" (The most famous islands in the world), written by Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione (Italian, 1530-1585) and with engravings by Girolamo Porro. Published 1576 in Venice by Simon Calignani and Porro. Printed by Giorgio Angelieri. Dedicated to the aristocrat and doctor Georgio Triultio.


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