Antique Map of Malta and Gozo with Original Hand Coloring

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Antique map titled 'Insularum Melitae vulgo Maltae et Gozae'. Beautiful antique map of Malta and Gozo. Gozo is an island in the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is part of the Republic of Malta. After the island of Malta itself, it is the second-largest island in the archipelago. Original hand coloring. Title cartouche top right. Scale sticks on putti-carried banderole top center. Inset map in cartouche of the Mediterranean region, bottom left. In the Mediterranean Sea a compass rose and various ships. Published by N. Visser, circa 1690.

Nicolaes Visscher II was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Nicolaes Visscher I and the grandson of Claes Janszoon Visscher. After his death, his wife, Elisabeth, continued the family tradition of mapmaking and publishing.The works, engraved plates, were then sold to Peter Schenk, who also reprinted them.

Condition: Fair. Age-related toning. Original / contemporary hand coloring. Shows some wear and foxing. Original folding line, blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1690

Overall size: 63.2 x 53.8 cm.