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LATTRÉ, J. - Plan général de la ville capitale de Malte dressé sur les memoires des grands officiers de l'Ordre, dédiée et présentée à S.A.S. Mgr le prince de Conty, prince du sang, grand prieur de France. . .

LATTRÉ, J. -  Plan général de la ville capitale de Malte dressé sur les memoires des grands officiers de l'Ordre, dédiée et présentée à S.A.S. Mgr le prince de Conty, prince du sang, grand prieur de France. . .
LATTRÉ, J. - Plan général de la ville capitale de Malte dressé sur les memoires des grands officiers de l'Ordre, dédiée et présentée à S.A.S. Mgr le prince de Conty, prince du sang, grand prieur de France. . .
Date: Paris, 1751
Size: 580 x 895 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured
Condition: Paper age toned, split along center fold. Small part in lower left corner missing. Backed on card board.

Description

Attractive large scale plan of Valetta on Malta. To the left and right a numbered key 1 - 269. In lower right a dedication to Manuel Pinto da Fonseca (1681 – 1773) who was a Portuguese nobleman, the 68th Grand Master of the Order of Saint John, from 1741 until his death. He undertook many building projects, introducing the Baroque style throughout Malta.
The cost of these projects contributed to bankrupting the Order in the decades following his death. His views were comparatively liberal. In 1764, he agreed to the re-unification with the Protestant Prussian branch of the Order, without, however, receiving the approval of Pope Clement XIII. The pope did agree, reluctantly, to the expulsion of the Jesuits from Malta in 1768.
3,750€
  • Reference N°: 46905
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