... The prototype of the third group is Antonio Lafreri's map of 1551 published in Rome: MELITA Insula, quam hodie MALTAM uocant. It was copied faithfully and published in Venice by Donato Bertelli, in the 1550s: Il uero disegno dell Isola di Malta, as well as by Nicolò Nelli in 1565: IL VERO RITRATTO DE L'ISOLA D'MALTA — MELITA Insula, quam hodie MALTA uocant. A number of maps portraying the siege, apart from Lafreri's own siege maps, adopted the same shape: L'Vltimo disegno de l'isola di Malta by Domenico Zenoi; ASSEDIO DE L'ISOLA DI MALTA .1565. by Zenoi, published by Paolo Forlani in 1567 in his book on cities and fortresses; the maps published respectively in Cirni's (1567), Viperano's (1567) and Balbi da Corregio's (1568) accounts of the siege. Ortelius (1570) and Porcacchi (1572) followed more or less the same pattern.
|Title||Assedio de l'Isola di Malta 1565 / Valetta, nova Citta di Malta|
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1567-69|
|Plate Size||15.2 x 20.5 cm (6.0 x 8.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||27.5 x 41.2 cm (10.8 x 16.2 inches)|
|Reference||Woodward, D.: Catalogue of Watermarks in the Italian Printed Maps ca 1540-1600, No. 91; Ganado, A.: Proceedings of History Week 1983. Malta: The [Malta] Historical Society, 1984, pp. 150|
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