Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Malta Acquires Historic Map Collection

Lawyer and historian Dr Albert Ganado has reached an agreement with Heritage Malta for the government agency to acquire his unique collection of antique maps of the island the Times of Malta reported. The Albert Ganado Map Collection is the largest, most complete collection of antique maps of Malta in the world, containing unique maps rarely seen on the market. The collection consists of 19 manuscript maps, and 431 printed maps made between 1507 and 1899, many printed before the first atlas of the Malta was printed 1570. In return for his map collection Dr. Ganado will receive title to the government-owned home where he lives. The maps will be kept in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta.

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