C1720

Insularum Maltae et Gozae quae sunt Equitum S. Ioannis Hierosolimitani Ordinis Melit. Sedes Principalis

Artist:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

$A 3,750

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S/N: EU-MALT-1720-HOMA–235108
(RW01-A)
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Full Title:

Insularum Maltae et Gozae quae sunt Equitum S. Ioannis Hierosolimitani Ordinis Melit. Sedes Principalis

Date:

C1720

Artist:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

Condition:

Small repaired split at top sheet edge, very small spots at lower right hand corner, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

575mm 
x 483mm

Paper Size: 

615mm 
x 550mm

Description:

One of the most desirable and most embellished maps of Malta. Homann’s magnificent map of Malta, includes detailed topographical information and many place names. The elaborate title cartouche depicts the knights of Malta in prayer before an image of the crucified Christ. At lower left is a panorama and a further inset map of Valletta with a key. To the right of the insets is a second elaborate embellishment comprising the Maltese coat of arms and the figure of a Knight of Malta 

Collections: Royal Museum Greenwich:  Object IDPAI0089

Biography:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724)

Homann was the most important German cartographer of the C18th. In 1715 the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the VI, appointed him Imperial Cartographer and in the same year he was also appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Upon his death, the business passed to his son Johann Christolph (1701-1730) and in 1730 the business was continued by the Heirs to Homann up until 1848.

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