Malta


Malta

Malta in 30 historical maps
1480-2014

 

Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 1st, 2016
Language: English
Pages: 106
Format: PDF
File size: 13 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps

 

The name Malta is either from Greek or Phoenician origin. The presence of the Greek  dates back to 700BC when they called the island Melita, which refers to "(land of) honey". The name was also used by the Romans during their domination of the island. The alternative Phoenician theory refers to the word Maleth, meaning "a haven". The name Melita is used on the earliest maps, the name Malta on modern maps. On 17th century maps both names were often applied. The island already appears as a small (green) spot on regional maps of Ptolemy (c.150AD/c.1480).  The first (printed) separate maps of Malta were published in the early 16th century.

 

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